As the saying goes, it’s one thing to have a dream but it’s another to go after it. While that is true, most careers require some sort of work experience and as young adults we are limited in that area. Even though we want to move straight into our dream job, we have to come up with a way to make our temporary jobs lead us to our long-term career.
Earlier this year I wrote a post about how our jobs can be temporary fixes as we work towards our career. The thing that we have to worry about with our temporary jobs is that we can get comfortable in that space that we will settle and stop pursuing our future. Despite the fact that I was aware that this could happen, I fell into that trap and looking back I see how my mind started to get comfortable in something that wasn’t meant to be long-term.
My job was a great at the time and supported me, but I would forget to keep working towards my dream. I worked hard for where I was instead of where I wanted to go and that’s what I see now. I should have focused on setting money aside to finance my career goals. That way I can accomplish what I want to do and still have some money coming in.
Like my aunt advised me, “A job that isn’t meant for you won’t last forever and these day people can’t depend on any job to always be there.” So now I have a new view on getting to my dream, if I want I have to fund and once I get there I can enjoy my achievements even more.