On making a change.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

After 4 years joining the working world, I am at a crossroads. I don't know, maybe I have arrived at a point where I feel like its time to escape and move on, instead of continuing to do something less rewarding. Have you ever felt this way? Like you are walking on an endless road but suddenly there is this thick, concrete wall stopping you from moving forward?

I think its time. I want to do something more gratifying. Yes I may not get the same pay and the same perks that I am enjoying right now, but at least I have a clearer purpose.

Oh well, people say in life you don't always get what you want, but I’d say, it’s not wrong to try getting it in the first place. At least, if you lose, you lose with pride. Either get it, or die trying.

It’s that simple isn’t it?

Sometimes looking back I wish I had explored more options when I finished my SPM. I should not have done this degree that I have now. I think I did it because back then the choices were vague. I personally think that the Form 5 students in my school were not exposed to many career and courses options, which made us settle with something that we thought we should do. That is why it’s important to have a career/course counselor in schools, it helps a lot. I wish I had one.

At this moment I am longing for a job that allows me to be creative, in a more, say, infinite way. Yes, all jobs require us to think creatively but certain jobs only limit you to be creative within its scope. Like IT for example, no matter how creative you could be, you can only do it within its boundaries. Because it’s a technical thing. You just have to stick with the rules, if not, it would just not work! No more technical stuff for me please.

I want to become a writer, or a journalist. Because I am passionate about discovering things, and sharing it out with people. And because I think too much, and I need a place to channel it out. I may not have the formal education, but I am going to search for the opportunity and just give it a try.

How about you? Have you ever been in a career change episode before? Any tips or two to share, or maybe just some opinion?

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