I recently had a conversation with a friend who was questioning my career/life goals. Actually, a couple of conversations with a couple of different friends. So here is the deal, I work at a job that I really enjoy. I think that is more than most people can say.
I don’t have a college degree. I could maybe have an associates degree in general studies or something similar based on the classes I have taken thus far but it isn’t important to me. If I were to go back to college I think I would be an English major but how much would that help me? Plus, college is expensive and I am not looking to put myself into debt to get a degree on the notion one “should,” have a degree. Conformity is boring and a degree guarantees student debts but not much else nowadays.
Intelligence, hustle, determination, perseverance, talent, and skill? Now those can really get a person somewhere. The best part about all of those? They don’t cost a thing. They are all traits that come from within. So while I do value education and knowledge, I will not allow myself to be pressured into what one “should,” do. Everyone has their on path to follow in life. My path is not suitable for many I am sure and that is fine because its MY path to follow, not theirs. I’m happy right now, living my life, enjoying my job, expanding my mind, and working to find balance and harmony.
Where will I be in ten years? I have no idea. The biggest lesson I’ve learned so far is that my life is completely unpredictable and I like it that way.