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Sep. 2nd, 2005

Only 11:30 AM here and such a busy day it has been!  I worked last night until 10:00 PM and barely made it here on time for work at 7:00 AM.  Oh, I can't wait to get paid for this.

Working in this office makes me realize how much I love talking to people.  When everyone else in the office is frustrated and slightly nuts, I find this calm place that allows me to get so much accomplished.  Now I know why they kept my lazy ass around.  True, I have a tendency to get frustrated occasionally, but when I'm working working working I go into this really productive overdrive.  So I think that's why I like customer service.  Which puts a dent in my career plans.  I was intending to become a school psychologist, and no matter how much I love psychology, I can't see myself as having a career in it unless it has something to do with communication.  Yeah, I could be like everyone else and want to be a counselor (which isn't a bad profession, or a bad idea).  I just don't know if I want to continue taking courses in psychology.  I've applied so much more of what I learned in Communication classes to my job, and I really like my job most of the time.  I like talking to people on the phone and being responsible.  And apparently I'm not doing such a bad job, as people keep telling me that they are going to miss me, which I never mind hearing.  I met with my thesis advisor for lunch yesterday and she thought I would really like the idea of working as an event planner for an organization, nonprofit or not.  It's an idea, I haven't thought of it before.

When it comes to careers, it seems like everyone already knew what they were doing.  They knew what they liked, and when they found a career or a masters that let them do it, they grabbed it.  So I've been grasping at straws in the hope that I will find my place, find my career, and boast proudly about it.  First it was neuropsychology.  Then it was school psychology.  And now I don't know, and it scares me and makes me feel as though I don't know what I will do with my life.  I guess I just have to stop doing that, have an open mind, and keep my mind on the ball.

Which is why I'm SO SO GLAD Scott and I are going away this weekend.  Since we remembered that we have an additional day off for Labor day, we'll spend an extra night in Carmel.  I'm very much looking forward to spending some quiet time by the sea.

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inkt
Sep. 2nd, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
lol... I'm 31 and I still don't know what I'm doing with my life...
rugbybaby
Sep. 2nd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that's what lots friends such as yourself have told me, and I have to keep that in mind too. It's good to know that not EVERYONE around me knows exactly what they want to do with their lives by the time they are sixteen. Good for those of you who are, but... not me. And that's okay :).
lemmingpie
Sep. 3rd, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
I had a bunch of "hit and miss" ideas for a career, but I finally settled on radiology. You'll find it, and when you do, you'll be sure of it!

Have fun this weekend ^_^
rugbybaby
Sep. 3rd, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
Many thanks for your encouraging words. And, as always, very nice icon. I always loved Alan Rickman, but especially after his role as Snape. Hope you have a good one too!
not_quite_noble
Sep. 4th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
dude, you've been stressin for the past year about this. You are out of school, have a degree (two actually) that are useful and you have the skills and references. I think its good that you're "slowin" down for a year. gives you time to figure out what direction you want to focus on. Not bein lazy like some, and overstressin like others. It's all good :)
rugbybaby
Sep. 5th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Good point. But you know me, I can never slow down. :)
ashlover
Sep. 5th, 2005 08:02 am (UTC)
Hope you're having a good weekend!
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