Thanks for sharing! That
job sounds bloody stressful I’m not surprised you’re over it and looking for
something different. Good on you for realising that there are other things you
can do and considering pursuing that. It sounds basic but many people just stay
in jobs they hate for years.
My advice is not to put too much pressure on yourself to find your purpose career wise.
I don’t know about you but I think there are many things a person could be very
happy doing and we also switch careers a few times in our lives. I found that looking
for a singular purpose is a little limiting and too much pressure.
For instance, I study psychology
but I often thought I could have done horticulture or been a vet, and then
there are all these different fields in psychology and I feel like I could go
either way with many of them. Then there is also the fact that you often end up
somewhere completely different to where you anticipated. Unpredictable life
experiences, new things you find out and learn make the journey unexpected and
so too much planning and certainty is a little at odds with the way things
actually work in life.
So plenty of options for you!
Which is great but can also be overwhelming deciding what to try next. As a
psych student I actually ran a few career guidance simulations and I have to say I thought
that they were really informative (more than I thought they would be). I would
honestly suggest seeing a reputable career counsellor. I have no doubt you will
get some clarity. These services are far superior to the quizzes/tests you do
on the internet – it really is no comparison.
Then once you have a few
options – you can choose one that feels good for now, perhaps do a few short
courses online while we are in lockdown – see how it feels. Remember you don’t have
to be right or feel absolutely certain nor do you have to stick with it, you
are just trying things out.
Hope that helps a little!