If you read my post regarding my commitment to find purpose, you’d know that I am passionate about many things. Alhough I find new interests and hobbies that I grow very passionate about, one thing remains a constant. Every plan or dream or endeavor I’ve ever had involves making a positive impact. So this desire to affect change, along with being inspired by other movers and shakers of this generation, is how the idea came about: starting out little revolutions.
Often, I catch myself wishing there was something I could do about certain issues. I wish I had the money to help out, was a line I all too often say. Or a variation of the statement, I wish I could do something but I’m just me. But lately I’ve started to really understand that there is something I can do–something we can all do. And although we might not revolutionize the world over night, affecting and touching one person at a time can one day snowball into something that will make even the slightest dent.
So let’s start our Little Revolutions. I want to start by making an impact through this blog; by talking about things that matter to me (and maybe to many of my readers too). I want to start a conversation about important things we don’t always talk about–because we don’t know enough about it, because we didn’t think we should care, because we thought there was no room for change, because it’s the status quo, because we thought we’ve heard everything there is to hear.
First installation to this series: Education and Careers.
Why does this matter to me?
Not too long ago, I was an overly optimistic undergrad student. I had many idealistic views and dreams, that didn’t quite coincide with how the “real world” works. Long story short, I was thrown into the real world and I felt somewhat cheated because my expectations and the reality of careers (and choosing college & university majors) didn’t quite match. That’s why I am very very passionate about sharing life (with its ups & downs, hurdles and unexpected adventures); sharing experiences & insight with others; constantly trying to make an impact on others’ lives. I feel that if a real adult had told me about life, jobs & careers, I would have been better equipped for my transition; if I have had honest conversations with adults who weren’t trying to “sell” a certain lifestyle, ideal or profession, I might have had a better understanding of “real life”. Instead, I was equipped with blind optimism.
So if you or someone you know is graduating soon or contemplating a career change, check back for this new series and be part of the conversation; or if you’ve been through the ups and downs of finding the career path that’s right for you, jump in and share your experiences. Hopefully we can help provide some insight.