I know that Spring is usually seen as the time of new beginnings, however, the fall is when school starts. Children start and go back to school. Adults take classes at colleges and universities. I see fall as a time for new beginnings. What better time to set a goal and begin a new life?
So, what do you want to do? There are many tests out there that give some guidance on what you might be good at. There are also tests to help you decide what you like. I have included links below to some of these things. I would suggest looking at things you have done in the past. What has made you happy, what kinds of things make you feel good. Do you like to help others? Do you like doing crafts? Do you like to be creative? Do you like to see how things work? Do you like science? The answers may help you in finding a career that you will love.
It also is important that the career give you enough money to live on, and support your family. It is very satisfying to know that you can take care of yourself and the family that you love. There is nothing wrong with having something better. People who can take care of themselves are much happier. You have more control of your life. You can do things that make you feel good. You can buy the things you need. This goes much beyond the basics of food, shelter and clothing. This means you can go out to dinner when you don’t feel like cooking. You can buy nice things to put in your home to make it a nice place to be. You can pay for things such as dance lessons, karate lessons, gym memberships and music lessons that give you a little exercise and make you and your family feel better. This contributes to your mental and physical well being. It makes for a better life.
I have always felt that learning new things is fun. There is nothing I enjoy better than sitting in a class and learning something new. Whether it be something about how your brain works, how a computer works, how to build a web page, how to make something or how to cook something new. I really enjoy learning. I think this is something that most humans do, once they have had the opportunity to do it. Think of something you would like to learn. Do you like to help others? (nursing, doctor, psychology,) Do you like to build things? (computers, engineering, architecture) Do you like to be creative? (web design, architecture) Do you like to organize? (project management, legal assistant) These are just a few. There are so many other things. How can you change what you like into a career?
Take some of the tests below. Check out some career choices and decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. Start now to make a life you love. If you need help, get in touch with us at Arizona Career Pathways to see what we can do. http://www.azcareerpathways.org/