I am new to this community. Here is an excellent place to share my up and down journey of trying to find myself, specifically from a professional perspective. This journey of mine has been rather evasive during my lifetime with varied paths. In the interim, I amassed a huge amount of debt going to school to obtain a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Management. One thing I have come to realize is that finding/discovering who you really are early on is key to a life of fulfillment and bliss. For years I couldn't figure out for the life of me what was wrong? Why couldn't I just be satisfied with a job. Well, my answer came when I found out that I was an INFP ....What does that mean you ask? (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving individual) This term is an acrynum that describes a personality trait. It was discovered when I took a personality profile test called the Myers Briggs.
Talk about an "eye opener"!!!! It was then that I discovered the importance of me being compassionate about what I did for a living. All of those prior years were filled with tears and sadness all because I merely needed to enjoy what I did. Well....I'm now on the path to self-employment!!! You see....that was it for me! I'd never be happy working for anyone else. Although now, I'm doing it part-time while things get ramped up and continuing to work full-time elsewhere, I'm joyful because sooner or later I'll be passionately working for myself.
I encourage anyone to find their calling/passion...whatever that may be and chase it with all of your might!!!! You'll never be sorry!!!!
Peace and love to whomever this may have helped!!!!!