corporate ladder

Jack-of-all-Trades


     How does a drama queen with an eye for fashion, a knack for writing, the gift of gab and enough curiosity to kill 10 cats, settle on one career?

     Well, the madness began when I was 7, when I decided I wanted to be a lawyer.   At the time, I had no idea what being a lawyer actually entailed.  My aspirations to be an attorney were based upon generalizations that I had heard around the way. My understanding was that lawyers talked A LOT (Not a problem, based on the good grades on my report card followed by poor behavioral marks due to the fact that I was “constantly chattering” ), that they engaged in debate frequently (also not a problem, considering that I was able to convince my older brothers that I was right, even when I knew I was wrong), and that they made lots of money (when would this ever be a problem?). I was also aware of the not-so-positive stereotypes about lawyers which painted them as deceitful, immoral ambulance chasers, unconcerned with truly obtaining “justice for all.” However, after hearing the characteristics I mentioned before, specifically that lawyers talked A LOT, I knew this was the career for me.

     By age 27, I had an exhorbent number of careers to choose from (or so I thought). I was blessed with so many talents that now, it was almost impossible for me to choose a career I’d be content with for the rest of my life. My first mistake was majoring in Communication. Job possibilities are endless for Communication majors. Later, I decided to add an emphasis in public relations to focus my efforts. Unfortunately, this did not help.

     To date, I have considered at least 20 different careers, including but not limited to, broadcast journalism, sports PR, attorney, sports management, actress, model, fashion editor, writer, stylist, entrepreneur, therapist/psychologist, wedding planner, sports agent, politician, lobbyist…and so on. Having pursued so many different career paths, I have acquired a wide variety of knowledge and skills that I hope will one day lead me to discovering my dream job. But, until then, I will continue taking Myers-Briggs personality tests, discussing careers with others, and praying for direction.

Besides blogging seems to be a good fit for now…

Advertisements

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Today, 30 thought:

Basketball is like that fine chick that's exciting but she's ALWAYS around. You get bored quickly. Football is that chick that gives you just enough, but keeps you wanting more...

Twitter Updates

Goodreads

%d bloggers like this: