How I Killed My Career AKA A Resurrection of Sorts

My life’s about to change. I’m excited. I’m confused. I’m grateful.

I graduated with a degree in Journalism, Literature and Psychology. Since graduating, I’ve only worked in Events and PR. Now, I’ve decided to switch to Education. Not because I don’t like what I’m doing, but only because I want to work with children. And I don’t even love children all that much!

My life’s about to change.

I’m excited.

This is something I’ve wanted for the past two years – to work with kids -, and more so in the last few months. The new job will make me a certified Cognitive Trainer. Sounds fancy, right? It is! I get to help kids improve their cognitive skills, which will consequently improve important brain functions such as their attention and memory, and help them to do better academically and in other non-academic areas like sports. It means having to also work with children who have learning difficulties, which can get hard and challenging.

I’m confused.

It’ll be hard and challenging to work with children of all kinds, especially since I haven’t ever done anything like this before.
And that isn’t even the confusing part.
I’m quitting my full-time fairly-well paying PR job, which I actually like, and possibly making the worst move for my career in Communications, for…… a part-time job to…. work with children for…… less than half the pay.
What am I even doing? Does this even make sense?
I haven’t even worked with children before. I don’t even know whether I’m good at this. I’m not even a patient person by nature. Just what am I doing?

I’m grateful.

I’m grateful for having supportive parents.
I’m grateful for all the super jobs and opportunities I’ve had that have made me who I am today.

This is Your Life

My life’s about to change!

All this week, I’ve been in training for the teaching job, and have had to observe other trainers in action. And it’s only made me more eager to do this.

It may not have been the best decision for my career, but it’s probably the best decision I’ve taken for, and in, my life so far.

This is my small way of making a difference in the world – by making a difference to these little kids’ lives. Call me naïve, call me confused, but I’ll still say what I need to say.

Answer in Song

Thanks Steve, for this great and fun idea.

(1) Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle.
(2) Say the following questions aloud and press play.the song title as your answers.
(3) Use the song title as your answers
(4) NO CHEATING

1. How does the world see me?

PULL THIS BLANKET OFF – The Raconteurs

Yes, I probably should pull this blanket off me first.

2. Will I have a happy life?

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND – Sufjan Stevens

True. But doesn’t answer the question.

3. What do my friends really think of me?

LOVE IS A VERB – John Mayer

No idea, but I do know what they think love is.

4. Do people secretly like me?

WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN – Creed

Haha, errr, okay then.

5. How can I make myself happy?

THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE – Bastille

By finding the things I lost in the fire, how else?? 

6. What should I do with my life?

GIVING UP – Ingrid Michaelson

ErrmmNOT!

7. How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?

CONCRETE WALL – Zee Avi

Mmmhmm, no comment.

8. Will I ever have children?

GET ME OUT OF HERE – Jet

Haha, couldnt have answered that better.

9. Will I die happy?

FAKE TALES OF SAN FRANCISCO – Arctic Monkeys

Um. Okay.

10. What is some good advice for me?

HE WAS REALLY SAYING SOMETHING – The Velvelettes

I shouldve listened, right? On second thoughts, Im glad I didnt.

11. What is happiness?

SOLITUDE IS BLISS – Tame Impala

Wait, what is this quiz trying to tell me? 

12. What is my favorite fetish?

DIRTY HARRY – Gorillaz

That’s right. Harry, tell them. O_o

13. How will I be remembered?

POET – Bastille

Umm, nope, I dont think so.

14. Why should life be full of so much pain?

DIE ALONE – Ingrid Michaelson

SAY WHAT NOW??

 

The Way I Am

1. The Dreamer – The Tallest Man on Earth

I’m just a dreamer but I’m hanging on
Though I am nothing big to offer

2. Time to Pretend – MGMT

I’m feeling rough, I’m feeling raw, I’m in the prime of my life.

3. Perfectly Lonely – John Mayer

Nothing to do, nowhere to be
A simple little kind of free
Nothing to do, no one to be

4. Uncharted – Sara Bareilles

Now, I’ve too much to hold, everybody has to get their hands on gold,
And I want uncharted.

5. Upside Down – Jack Johnson

I want to turn the whole thing upside down
I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found
I’ll share this love I find with everyone
We’ll sing and dance to Mother Nature’s songs
I don’t want this feeling to go away

6. Warrior – Kimbra, Mark Foster and A-Trak

Nothing magical
No hologram behind the door
Just a chain reaction
But I know I’m made for more!

7. Wake Me Up – Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart
I can’t tell where the journey will end
But I know where to start

8. Fading Flower – Yuna

You can’t tear me down
Beat me to the ground
Try to block my sunshine
My blue skies with your clouds

9. Empty – Lianne La Havas

I’m alone,
But oh how I’ve grown

Bonus Tracks – Of course, I wouldn’t forget to include some of my most favourite songs:

10. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People
11. Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
12. Pompeii – Bastille
13. Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
14. The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson