Hi all, misreading Peachy's thread title on carers over in the Adult Baby Forum got me thinking--what do you expect and hope for from your career? I saw HandfulofOats started a thread back in March on where people work, but this is kind of different. I know some of you have careers, but I think a lot of people have jobs that won't be their careers.
So, what do you want to get out of your career? Satisfaction? Helping others? Boatloads of money? Intellectual stimulation? And why? What do you want to do with your life?
I'm still really not sure what I want to do with my life. I think I want to work for a few years after college and save up some money, and then go to grad school. There's a lot of things that interest me, but I'm not at all sure what I actually want to do or where my niche is. I'm not really looking for advice or suggestions (no one here knows me well enough, and I have resources at uni to look at), but I am interested in how other people feel about this.
My only constant right now is that I want to marry and raise children, and whatever my career, raising my children will be the most important thing I do. Young as I am, I feel more strongly about that with every year. This rules out certain careers--any job with a great deal of traveling, hardship postings overseas, outrageous hours. So I know quite a bit about what I don't want to do, but there's so many things I might want to do that for now I'm at a loose end.