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Today's topic is CAREER. Are you ready? Here's the story of how I got to where I am today in my career...
Once upon a time, I was a little girl who loved to read. So much, in fact, that I decided that it would be the best job in the whole wide world if I could work in a library one day.
But I grew up, as little girls do, and thought that being a writer would be way more fun. In high school, reality hit home that it would be really hard to make it in the big bad world of writing, so I decided to go into journalism. Two years into my degree, I realized that I just wasn’t hardhearted enough to make it as a journalist either. The catch phrase “if it bleeds, it leads” just didn’t sit well with me, and so I contemplated a life as a teacher, where I could share my love of reading and writing with my students. So I embarked on a one-year, post degree teaching program, which was going quite well until I realized that I also had to teach math, and science and … Physical Education. After a lot of soul-searching, I withdrew from the teaching program and questioned everything career decision that I’d made thus far. While looking for a job, any old job to pay the bills, I stumbled into property management and learned all there was to learn about stratas, before deciding to return to school part-time and pursue a library technician’s diploma. It’s been a long but steady trek, but it feels good to be heading in the direction that my 8-year-old self knew was the right one all along.
If I could turn back time and choose this path from the beginning, would I take back all those wrong turns? Sometimes I say yes, but other times I feel that I would make the same wrong choices if given the chance. In the end, it is all those wrong decisions that have brought me to where I am in life and molded me into the person that I am now. And I wouldn’t take any of that back.