I am excited to become a therapist. It is what I always wanted to be when I grew up. Actually, that is not really true at all. My path to becoming a therapist has been anything but straight. I grew up wanting to be a MLB baseball player. But then I realized that I wasn’t even the best player at my high school and hated practicing, so I decided I would be a hedge fund manager who would become wealthy enough to start a non-profit to help those in need of money or resources. But then I realized I had little interest in working in the corporate and likely cutthroat world of finance. So I decided to go straight into the nonprofit sector and work to fight modern slavery and human trafficking across the globe. But, not to dismiss the need to fight this issue, I realized I still didn’t enjoy sitting behind a computer all day fundraising and marketing without any idea of what impact, if any, I was making on the lives of others.
But now, I feel like I am about to start the journey of a career I was born for. Not that I will be a perfect therapist. Not that everyday will be fun and easy. As a matter of fact, I am sure I will fail over and over again and at times get burnt out from my job. However, it is a career where I will feel like I am doing what I am supposed to be doing and enjoy doing. I will be helping others and doing so in a way that I think fits who I am as a person. It is a career that meets my goals and my personality well. While it certainly took a lot of trial and error, as well as much reflection upon myself and the life I want to live, I am confident in the path I am taking now.
I feel lucky because I know not everybody feels this way about their job. Some of you out there may be stuck in a job you don’t really like and in an industry you don’t have a lot of interest in. Work is tiresome and draining to you, and it feels like that is just the way it will always be. That’s a tough position to be in. Not that I have it all figured out, but I would like to help you out if I can. As such, I am going to start writing career-related posts to help you out if I can. Whether it is deciding on a career, looking for a new one, or just enjoying the one you are in right now more, I want to offer some insight. While I don’t think it is healthy to put your identity in your career, it still is a important part of your life. It shouldn’t be something you dread.
I understand everyone's situation is unique, too. You may not have the financial means to change jobs right now. You may be locked into a contract for some time. You may be stuck in a major you don’t enjoy. Let’s talk about it. Although I do my best to keep up with this blog, and hope that what I write about can be applicable to everybody, I work best one-on-one. I am more than happy to chat with you about your situation and shoot my shot, which you can gladly accept or reject. At the very least, you can bounce off some thoughts to me instead of letting them swirl in your head all day long. So, please reach out to me for anything on your mind at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or hit me up on my cell or social media if you got it (@thewayvylife).
Thanks for taking the time to read my babbling. Appreciate the support. Give me some feedback. Alright? Cool. Stay Wayvy, my friends! Also, life update, I’m starting an internship soon, meaning I will be giving therapy to REAL people. Oh boy. Let’s get it. I’m hype.