Tuesday, August 30, 2011

job, career, or calling?

•Financial rewards
•Necessary to life
•“Working to Live”
•Material Benefits
•Support to family
•Short-term in most cases
•No long-term investment

•Recognition & Power
•High Self-Esteem
•Climbing the Ladder
•Requires long-term investment

•Personally fulfilling
•Labor of Love
•Makes a contribution to Society
•An end in itself
•Inseparable from rest of one’s life
•Life-long investment

I think a lot of teenagers look for a job, many older generations have looked for a career, and many Gen Xers (generation before me) and Millenials (my generation) look for callings.
I want to figure out what my calling is. I want to make a difference. I want to help others. 

So...do you have a job, career, or calling? What do you do and why do you classify it as such?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

this week

this week i did a lot of things. here are the big ones.

questioned my future.
ate a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches. (cheap meal for the poor college student)
turned in my lease termination paperwork.
went to sprinkles where they did not have the type of cupcake i wanted. (or the kind laura wanted!)
applied for graduation. (which by the way is December 16th 4pm for those who like to plan ahead)
worked. a lot.
prayed for the people on the east coast.
did homework.
read more than i have in the past year.
played with the dog.

super exciting stuff people! let me tell ya.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

where do i go from here?

it is disturbing to me how dead on these books i am having to read for school are. (My Reality Check Bounced and Never Eat Alone) i only wish i had read them a couple years ago.

i am the twentysomething almost college graduate who has no idea what she wants to do with her life, is unhappy in the job she is in, and is about to move back in with her parents.
so, where do i go from here?

i am not exactly sure, and i guess these books and classes are supposed to be helping me figure that out. i am not fantastic at anything, but i am good at a lot of things, so i dont have a clear specialization that i want to go into. i am passionate about a lot of things (specifically i love nonprofit, working with small children, and working with numbers - although those three dont necessarily go together), but not on fire about anything, so i dont really have a drive to jump head first into anything crazy. its too bad it took me until my last semester of college to figure all this out. and i still have a long way to go.

as a first step, i am supposed to ask the people closest to me what they perceive to be my greatest strengths and weaknesses in order to help determine where i go from here. so, what are my greatest strengths and weaknesses, in your opinion??