Short Career Editorial

Making a choice on your career is not just a choice for now, it’s for life.

Can you imagine yourself working the next twenty, thirty, forty years on what you are currently majoring on? Imagine yourself waking up in the morning. Will you be dreading the ride to work all on its own? What was the actual reason you chose the career you chose, money or happiness?

If you really desire to help people, choose a job the will help someone. Whether it’s a doctor, a policeman, the president of the United States or a teacher, if helping is something you are passionate about, why not pursue a career that will do just that? If you have a passion for art, drawing, designing, or doodling, why not pursue a career that will allow you to express yourself while making money? Sometimes it is not entirely about the fact that you will make over $70,000 a year. Sometimes, it’s just about making a career of something that won’t feel like you are waking up with a daily regret. A career should be based upon a craving or passion. As human beings, we seek happiness. Where is the happiness in a career that just gives you money, but no desire to wake up the next day? Many say that money can buy happiness. In a sense, it is true, but don’t you want to make money, buy things that make you happy, but BE happy while you make that money? Questions like these should arise in everyone’s mind. Choosing what to do with the rest of our lives is a critical, and probably the most important decision we have to make as young adults.  Many times we have questions upon what to do, but the answer is simple:

Do what will make you ecstatic to wake up the next day.

By: Carolyne Perez