Reflections on Life Thus Far

My life. My story: Exploring mental health, spirituality, meditation & random thoughts I have

To Lighten Things Up A Bit: Career Decision Making Workshop


An illustration showing women waiting in the o...

An illustration showing women waiting in the office of an employment agency. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So I realize my last post was rather heavy emotionally, thus I’m going to relieve you and post about the workshop I’m doing now. It’s designed for women to help us figure out a desirable career path. Essentially the employment agency puts the workshop on and anyone can attend if you’re a woman. So today was the first day and I have to say it’s reassuring to see other people my age and older struggling with what they want to do career wise. Not everyone of us has our lives planned and mapped out so we have to try and find out what it is we love most. Yes, I have ideas but this workshop will provide formal tests and inventories for us to take designed to help us gain insights we may not have had yet. I’m not completely clueless about what I enjoy doing but I figured the extra help couldn’t hurt!


Anyone else trying to figure out what it is you want to do with your life? You don’t have to be unemployed, maybe you are not satisfied with the job you are in and have wondered about other options. It seems having a degree, or three, doesn’t always get you the job you desire either. I’ve got one degree and another 90% done but didn’t do the practicum b/c it was not what I wanted and I was getting sick (emotionally). So I left and made my family think I haven’t a clue about life but so what? It’s MY life not their’s! For quite awhile I made myself sick worrying about what everyone else thought about my decisions. Now I have had enough and am past caring about outside opinions. It’s me who has to do the work and do the job everyday. Why let family ruin my happiness? If I want to join the circus (I don’t!) then they will just have to accept it or loose my presence in their lives. I can’t tell you how nice it is and how wonderful it feels to no longer be burdened with worries about how my decisions will be received by family. Life’s too short to be living everyone but your own’s dreams and plans.

©Reflectionsonlifethusfar, 2012.



Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

4 thoughts on “To Lighten Things Up A Bit: Career Decision Making Workshop

  1. Good for you in exploring your interests and abilities – that actually sounds like a fun and enlightening process. Can’t wait to hear what you find out! 🙂

  2. I am in this place, 46 feeling unfulfilled and I feel lost. I have a job and so I feel ungrateful but if I have another 20 years to work I need a passion. I doubt my current physical and mental condition can propel me through work that I don’t like. Good blog.

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