I'm nearly 38 and I have only just found a job that I absolutely love.
In my past I've worked mainly in retail, customer service and a bit of hospitality. I'm now working part time as a library clerk in a public library 15 minutes from home. The hours I work are ideal to our family situation and I love the environment I work in.
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13-01-2013 17:42 #11
When I grow up....
13-01-2013 17:49 #12
I'm 32 and I have NO idea what I want to do with my life. I have spent the last 20 years working towards my career, only to decide a few years ago that it really isn't for me. Except I am a single mum so have had to stick with it for the money. In a few weeks my current contract is up and I have to decide what to do next. I am overwhelmed with all the options I have and have NO idea what to do. The thought of getting a job similar to my current one makes me feel sick... but starting again doing something new scares the cr@p out of me.
13-01-2013 18:04 #13
When I grow up....
I surprise myself because as a teen I thought at some points that perhaps I did not want children of my own but I am the complete opposite of what I had 'planned' to be then. I'm glad it turned out the way it did.
DH is very 'old fashioned' I guess, he has always wanted a SAH wife and kids. I, like you, have just gone with the flow
13-01-2013 18:08 #14Senior Member
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When I grow up....
I'm 32 and also don't know what I want to be! Well, what I'll need to be is a new mum shortly, but I'll be hopefully studying an online/correspondence Human Resources course as well. Not because I WANT to but because I'm only experienced as a receptionist and I'm sick of that role and the low salary that comes with it. HR seems to be a growing career and what I'm focused on now is a stable career to provide for my family.
That being said, I wish I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up! I feel like there's nothing I can say that I'm passionate about or good at to aim for, and it's so frustrating sometimes.
13-01-2013 18:11 #15
I don't know when I actually 'grew up', it just kind of happened one day. But I'm in my childhood dream job now and I'm pretty sure I do an ok job of being an adult . Ok, so MOST of the time. Sometimes. Whatever. Hahaha!
But I didn't feel like I'd grown up until I got into my dream job. That was what I aspired to for such a long time that I don't think I'd ever really feel like I'd 'made it' as such until that happened.
I'm very lucky, so many people don't know what they really want to do with their lives. DH is one of them and it frustrates him so much! It must be worse being married to someone that's completely content (for now) with their career.
13-01-2013 18:28 #16
Re: When I grow up....
Another pg at 18 here.. 25 this yr and this yr will have 6yo 3yo and 1yo.
my own life outside mum hasnt started yet
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13-01-2013 19:01 #17
Wow, lots of adults who don't yet feel grown up or like life has started! That really surprises me!
I'm 34, and feel like a grown up and have done since I reckon about 18, when I landed solo in New York on my 18th birthday, then spent the next 6mths travelling around the US, UK and Sth Africa.
When I came back, I went to Uni, and bought a house at 22 using money saved during uni/high school working in a fish and chip shop, as a deposit. Got married to DH at 24 and had our first kiddie a year later.
I loved my "career" in nursing until I had kids, now my career is as a stay-at-mum for as long as possible!
My dreams for the future are to travel as much as poss, with the kids and then with my DH when the kiddies move on (boohoo!).
I think the biggest thing that has made me feel "grown-up" is financial independence from a young age. I cannot thank my parents enough for that. I grew up low-middle income, but my folks gave me the tools and knowledge to be independent of them, save money for what I want and set myself up before I had too many commitments.
13-01-2013 19:14 #18
I'm 24, had DDs at 19, 21 and 24. I have just finished my nursing degree so I guess I'm going to be a nurse.
i don't feel grown up even though I've done the grown up things- studied, bought a car and house. I don't know what is going to make me feel grown up?
13-01-2013 19:43 #19
When I grow up....
Im very early 20s so perhaps in seven years I might be rethinking things, but at the moment I'm pregnant and studying uni to do my 'dream job' (high school teaching, it's dream because of the hours and if I can get a placing at my old high school then there's a teacher there who was fresh out of uni when I was in senior years so um, eye candy ahaha).
I don't want to feel like I'm missing out on my 20s - I don't mean going out partying but I mean enjoying the uni environment while I'm there, living with friends (which I'm already doing woo!) and things like that.
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