Trying to Find Your “Calling”

First off, I want to say SORRY. I have been MIA for a little bit. I have been going through a lot, that has lead to me to writing this post.

If you’ve read my “about me”,  you know I have my BA in Psychology. Well, I graduated school last June and I landed my first job in July! Well, long story short, it’s just not what I hoped it would be…..and much less.

I struggled with the thought of quitting because I have been there for only ONE short year, I have amazing co-workers and I felt like I was being a quitter. But, then I realized. My job was affecting me outside of work, inside of work and everything in between. I felt like I never had any time away. Work followed me home and emotionally bothered me tremendously.

I realized that I am the type of person who naturally takes some things home with me. So, to have a job that causes so much stress, lack of sleep and emotional anxiety is not okay! So, I talked with family, friends and my boss about it. I came to the conclusion that I needed to get out. I needed to find something different. I am young, I need to explore and find what makes me tick. After all, mental health may not be my dream field, like I thought it was. I just realized I was not okay with being miserable in a job, regardless if it was my first job or not.

So, I am on a mission to find what exactly it is that I will love to do! My advice in finding your calling is never stop looking. Explore your options, experiment with different settings and absolutely never settle for less than something that allows you to be your best and use your skills.

I am not saying quit job after job because sometimes toughing certain situations out can be a good character builder, but always have a plan if you are going to leave a job. Sometimes, you have to take a risk to better yourself before you know what is best for you!

So if you’re feeling discouraged today because you just started your career and aren’t happy or feel stuck, know you are NOT stuck. You’re not tied to that job. Look around and take a chance on something that may not stand out to you at first glance, or find something else that does, but never stop trying to get better.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Brian | 10th Mar 17

    Awesome post Good work.

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