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When did you figure out what you wanted to be concerning your career? Because I'm 31 and I still not quiet sure what i wanna be, One thing I know I want to own my own business working from home.”

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  • Well am 17 and i like baking even though i dont bake as often i just love watching the food channel n just watching ace of cakes, or shows that deal with baking ext but am not sure if thats for me i dont know what to do and i only have like half a year left to figure what college should i apply for do i need to go to a university or could i just go to le cordon blue or any schools for cooking if am really not sure if thats what i want to do.....

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by yaumara on 18th December 2008

  • I want to thank all of you for your inspiring answers, I really appreciate. For those who have not found a way to make money from home then check out my site maybe it can help you decide.

    Again, Thanks.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Lorna on 29th October 2007

  • I wonder if it an age thing? I have friends in al different aspects of life (single, married, kids, no kids, trying..) in a wide variety of careers. and suddenly its like we all are back in high school or college trying to figure out what we want to be, what we want to do next. I'm just glad i'm not the only one feeling like this.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Shama_Mama on 26th October 2007

  • I'm doing what I love now but want to make changes to it in the future. I have a feeling that I'll be doing so for the rest of my life. This sounds totally corny but I'm really getting a lot of "off the mat" growth with all of my yoga training, teaching and practicing. As an instructor I teach people that we shouldn't stay static in a pose but rather feel your spine, ribs, etc, move with each breath. I think this is true of our lives, too. We shouldn't keep them stagnant but continue to let them move freely in order to increase our strength and flexibility. Told you it would sound corny!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mandy Nelson - Dandysound on 25th October 2007

  • I'm 31 and in this exact same predicament. I'm a managing editor right now but want to get into online media but I don't know what exactly I want to do in online media. I'm pretty creative, I love to write and I'm pretty good with people: I could go into sales or be a professional blogger or do something completely different -- there's so many options!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Erin Hallstrom-Erickson on 25th October 2007

  • I read a book called "Managing Your Career" by Dave Frances when I was 32 and my daughter was small. The book has a series of questionnaires that you answer and then it helps you understand your responses. I was teaching English privately at the time and was tired of it. With the book's help I was able to see that while I loved teaching, I needed something in a fixed setting that would help me feel like I was having an impact. Those seem like obvious things, but I they weren't at the time. It helped me come up with a clear picture of what I wanted, and with that I was able to give up the Ph.D. dream (I'd already started a program), and go for what would make me feel happy and challenged.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KatieK on 25th October 2007

  • I'm still working on the "what I want to be when I grow up" part! I went to school to teach. Later I went back to become a nurse. Now? I work in government security. Do I love it? No. The hours are right so I can be home with my kids after school. I have known for a while that I need to work for myself or at least work from home if I am going to be happy with my career. I am working toward that now, but find its a real challange unless you have a large investment to get started! I received some great advice today from a man who is running his own small business... It's a sample of some unknown quotes he lives by,

    "Everything is a process,

    Speak even if your voice quivers,

    The most important step in any journey is the next step

    This is your dream thank you for making me a part of it."

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Yes, Mommy has to work today on 24th October 2007


    Flag as inappropriate Posted by lenagulley9 on 24th October 2007

  • You know, it's a great question. When I was in college I was convinced that I knew that I wanted to be a lawyer. Except when I really thought about it I realized it wasn't true. Then I was convinced that I loved working for a large company and wanted to run one one day. But then I realized that wasn't it. I've done many different things with my career and can say that each had something that interested me. But becoming a full-time entrepreneur - while the most challenging thing I've ever done - has been a real passion. So I guess what I am trying to say is that I think it's completely normal for most of us to not figure it out until we try many different things...

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 24th October 2007