Young Professional Advice from Friends is a collection of voices from different ages, places and industries to share advice on starting a career and conquering your twenties. This week V from Borderline Adults shared her poem about being a young professional in her twenties. On Monday, September 2nd we will hear from Cindy from the Twenty-Something Condition. Here is a sneak peek…
When I was a kid, I think I was under the impression that there were only three possible career paths: Doctor, Lawyer, and Teacher. I chose Teacher. Since that moment, I’ve been one of those people with a plan. You know, the usual: graduate high school, go to college, get a degree in my subject area, and pursue a Master’s in Teaching. But one thing I’ve learned in my twenties so far is that even those annoying people who have their whole life planned out sometimes get thrown for a loop.
I was sticking to plan fairly well until I decided to uproot everything after college, get married (to a wonderful guy, I might add) and move with him to Saudi Arabia so he could take a job there. All of a sudden my graduate school applications were useless, and my plan seemed somewhat derailed. How would I become a teacher now, when I had no teaching credentials and no experience? I resigned myself to being patient and enjoying the adventures that would come with living abroad. My career could wait.
For the full article and great advice from Cindy, tune in Monday morning at 9am for the full post.