Thursday, July 8, 2010

Potential Dr. Phil Guest

No, I haven't written in to be on the show, but there was a guest on his show the other day that I hope I don't turn into.

She was a young, pretty, articulate, friendly woman who had no idea what to do as far as choosing the right career. A career that she is passionate about and would be excited to wake up everyday to. She was a college-graduate, but transferred schools and changed majors about 5 times. So I have a bit of catching up to do in that area, but I totally saw where she was coming from. She was 'good' at a lot of things, but just didn't know that one thing that she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

Now, the major difference between the two of us was that I don't think she was willing to give a job a good shot. Once I do graduate, wherever I decide to go, I'm going to give it an honest try. As long as I'm trying my best, I'm pretty positive that some good things will come of it!

But there is still that fear of 'closing the door' on something else. When you say yes to something, then you're also saying no to something else.

- Froot Loops or Golden Grahams?
- Workout or Nap?
- The pink or green shirt?
- "Toy Story 3" or "The Last Airbender"?

All very good options, but unfortunately 50% are going to get rejected. So I'm going to have to be very strong to close whichever door I have to, because I know it's going to be a very heavy one. But I spent some money at the Christian Book Store on some devotionals based around staying positive, discovering my strengths and becoming a woman after God's heart. So I'm planning on keeping my faith strong and know that God will show me which doors to open and close.


  1. Sweetie, I'm 27 years old, college degree on my wall and just figured out that Journalism isn't something I want to do for the rest of my life. So if I dont find a job in "what i'm good at" at a radio station in the next year, then im going back to school to get my associates in the one thing I swore I would never get into...nursing.
    With that being said, it may take years before you find out what you true calling is, but i'm a firm believer in "faith" and circumstance. You'll know it when you see and feel it. Keep your chin up,explore every option possible,and don't be afraid to change your mind. that's why we have them. :)

  2. Hey, Chica--

    Here's how you pick: Make a list of all the things you want to do -- knit a king-sized afghan starting with wool; learn to play the sitar; bungee jump from Niagara -- I mean everything.

    Then picture yourself 20 years from now. At 40, which one will you regret NOT having done? If it will make you cry real tears not to have jumped off Niagara, now is the time to start working on that one. The ones that you won't cry over are the ones to let go, because nobody gets to do everything.

    Larri Jo

  3. Wow - I'm a slacker!
    Thank you both ladies for the comments and advice. I am becoming more content on waiting out the path.

    Jessica- best of luck landing that job, I hope at this point you have secured it or are satisfied in starting your new path.

    LJ- that's some awesome advice, but I think I'll finish learning the guitar first and then move on to the sitar (whatever that actually is) as it might be a bit more practical.

    God Bless you both :)