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So what now?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I've kind of hit a stumbling block in my career path and don't know what to do now. I worked very hard on my masters degree, got mainly straight A's, and was set to graduate until I got stuck on my thesis. After a year and a half of trying, I've given up on it.

It's taken me a while to accept this, but some things are not meant to be, and this is one of them. I'm not looking for encouragement to keep pushing forward, but rather I'm looking for ways to keep growing and figure out what I really want to do with my life.

I know I want to help people. I do that now, working with students trying to obtain their GEDs, but I mean something different. Or maybe that's a part of it. I'd love to be a life coach or a wellness coach or something like that, but I'm not even sure there are jobs out there for that.

I love to travel, to write, to read. I have a bachelors in communication. I'm only working part-time right now, so I have time to study for something else, to learn a new skill.

What I know is this roadblock isn't going to stop me, I just have to figure out where I go from here. Any thoughts, prayers, or other comments would be much appreciated! It helps so much just knowing my SparkFriends are put there!
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    I didn't even start on a masters because I don't want to write a thesis. I'd like to do something in literacy. My degree is in linguistics. Maybe I could teach people to read and you could teach them everything else and together we could save the world.
    Give it some time. You'll be inspired soon.
    2159 days ago
    I agree- look for volunteer opportunities to "test" different things. Sounds like there are lots of things you enjoy- so I am sure that you will find something. You enjoy writing, reading, helping others. Wherever you are- what about writing newsletters, articles to help others?
    2162 days ago
    Sorry to hear you hit a roadblock. I'm sure you will figure out a new path soon.
    2163 days ago
  • JEN146
    You'll find something that fits and it will probably hit you out of the blue. Maybe try volunteering or just looking for different opportunities that would expose you to some new things. In the meantime I'll keep you in my prayers.
    2163 days ago
    You sound like a learner! Someone who loves to learn even if it is not necessarily applicable to anything. You will be amazed that one day an opportunity will come along that will tie all those seemingly loose strings together in a gorgeous bow and you will say to yourself..."Wow! It's like everything has led up to prepare me for this!" Praying that opportunity comes soon, but until then...praying for peace for you!
    2163 days ago
    My prayers are with you that the right career will come to you. Life coaching is a great idea! I know I could use one-lol!
    2163 days ago
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