The other day, I was reading a blog about a graduation and where the student was going to be attending college. It got me to thinking, with today's economics and jobs, how many of us are doing what we studied in school? What's happening with kids who graduate and select a career path without really looking into the future...not as if any of us really have a clue what will be happening.
For me, I studied to be an opera singer. Oh yeah...imagine that! I loved to sing and was pretty good at it but did that mean that I would do that for the rest of my life? Absolutely not. I was influenced by parents, teachers and community. I quickly found that what was expected of me at the age of 21 was not what I really wanted to do. Even though we're good at something it doesn't mean we choose that as a career. Money and salary...paying the bills becomes the deciding factor instead of what we love to do. Short term choices don't always work in the long term. Our paths change as we get older and our passions along the road alter our original choices.
So for me, selling antique jewelry is a far cry from an opera singer. So I'm wondering, how many of you are in a career you studied?