Have you ever wondered how to listen to your heart? How to read yourself so you know what you want to do with your life? Career aspirations can change all throughout life. As a kid, I wanted to be a veterinarian. This aspiration died with my first dog when I realized that I’d never be able to handle the emotions involved with caring for animals. Shortly afterward, I just knew I wanted to be an author. I wrote heartfelt but terrible fiction, never improving until I took a creative writing elective in high school. Realization dawned that becoming published can be a long and difficult path, and so I transferred the energy of that dream into writing FanFiction.
But I still hadn’t found out what I really want from life.
I moved through career picks in sort of a slow wade: criminologist, psychologist, and then mechanical engineer. I went to college for the last one but never became passionate about it. Then I got a job in it, and it took over a year for me to realize exactly why I felt so bored and uninspired and wrong in that position.