What if I don't actually wanna be something..:\

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chick1043, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    So to make a long story short my dad wants me to write a paper on "How I'm going to support myself" and "What I'm going to be" when I move out..Well I don't actually want to be any thing! I just want a job that will support me! Me and my sister has already talked about it. Since we're the same age (not twins, my sister is adopted) we want to move out and be roommates together.
    I already have money figured out. I guess my dad just wants me to understand how moving out and the world works. Witch is fine with me! I just don't exactly know what to write! Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    So, you don't want to be anything? Just want a job?
     
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  3. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I kind of agree with your dad you should have some idea on what you would like to be, or atleast some sort of direction.[​IMG]
    But if you are set on not wanting to be anything then just write exactly that ' i dont really want to be anything in particular'

    Hope i helped.[​IMG]
     
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  4. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you want to do? What kind of job?
    What will you do to make you feel fulfilled? Art? Music? What?

    How will you mix "what you want to be" (what will make you feel fulfilled) with "how you will support yourself" (what kind of job)?
     
  5. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should know how to spell which........ I mean to get a job........ [​IMG]
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:C'mon, for real? [​IMG]
    Anywho, I think your dad is just trying to help you prepare-especially considering the current job market.
    Odds are, though, you'll change your mind more than once before that time actually comes-he just wants you to plan ahead.
    You say you already have ideas about how you'll support yourself so write about that. [​IMG]
     
  7. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Winfield
    When you work at something that you love, it's not really work. If it's a job you hate, it's drudgery. That may be why your dad wants you to get a game plan in your mind. I would suggest a Jr College, and find something there that you enjoy. You may not think you will find something, but you may find out you have a flair for a subject, and never knew it! Expand your mind.
     
  8. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Whatever you set out to achieve will likely set the tone for the rest of your life. It would be best to set high goals for yourself.

    If you don't want anything, the "good" news is you are likely to achieve it.

    Life is too short to "just get by" if you're capable of more.

    Just my 2¢.
     
  9. chickens friend

    chickens friend Out Of The Brooder

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    Just before I left the elementary school and went to high school, my guidance counselor brought us into her office and asked us what we wanted to be, she then compiled a list of information for us on what we told her we wanted to be. This helped me because I already had an idea on what I wanted to do. The best advice I can give you is decide on what interests you in life (money is nice but not everything), I know people who make six figures a year but hate when the sun rises, and I know other people that make 16k a year and can't what for the sun to rise so they can go back and do what they love. The main advice I can give is pick something you will like to do and not something that someone else wants you to do. College is great if you plan on shooting for the stars, but don't let anyone tell you that you need to go to college to be successful in life, hard work will do more for you than all the knowledge in the world. As for your dad wanting you write a paper on what you are going to do I think it is a great idea it will get you thinking in the right direction on which way you want to take this life. Remember this is your life to live, not some other persons life.
     
  10. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I would include a budget in your paper. Include how much money you will be making after taxes from your paycheck, then write out what your monthly expenses would be. Include how much money you are going to put into savings for unexpected things--like a new tire/battery/other repairs for your car, sickness that keeps you out of work, or a speeding ticket.

    You don't have to "be" something right now, but please stay open to the idea of going to technical school or college someday.

    Good Luck, and don't tell your dad you're getting advice from a chicken site.
     

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