I am a lawyer, I have been working for many years and I feel that I am doing something that is not my own. The profession was chosen by my parents so that I was “with a piece of bread”. Lately it has been so disgusting that it is impossible to tolerate. She herself was timid, one might say cowardly, afraid to make decisions. Now I blame both my parents and myself.
I'm tired of blaming, I want to act to fix the situation. As a child, I liked to write essays, mainly on the discussion of the characters of the characters. It turned out to be praised. I also thought about becoming a teacher. Children delight, I love to communicate with my own child. But I don't want to stay just a housewife and a mother. I need financial independence (especially since my husband earns a little), and the child will soon grow up, I want me to have my own interests. I really want it to be connected with the addition of positive, joy and love to this world. However, I am 38 years old, the prospect of going now to get the education of a teacher-psychologist, for example, is somehow scary. I want to start with an activity that I like, for example, start writing, teaching. Can I start without education?
Please advise on specific steps. I just don't want to chat on forums on topics of interest, after all, I strive to receive income from activities. I am trying to start writing articles on legal topics, because here I at least have experience. But jurisprudence is not inspiring. For example, something else inspires me - I learned how young people organized their own business to help teenagers make an informed choice of profession, but I have no friends with the same interests. Help with advice, please, otherwise these questions are constant in my head.
The first step in determining what you love to do is to analyze your current situation. Why don't you like your current profession? Obviously, from your description, jurisprudence doesn't suit your personality type. You strive to communicate with people, help, influence, interact. And now the main work is related to documents, analytics.
The second step is to define a specific case. Until there is a clear goal, there is no movement. Ideas, thoughts … It's good that they are, but until they are formalized, it is very difficult to advise you on specific steps. To find what you love, it is important to study your desires and abilities as much as possible and find a demanded and promising profession at their intersection. If it is difficult on your own, I recommend contacting a career counselor or career guidance specialist.
The third step is to plan training for a new business. Higher education is intimidating - that's okay. There are many alternatives now. For example, courses, including online, books, educational videos, and of high quality! Start with them. If interest persists, then you can think about getting a longer education. Don't let age scare you! Changing a profession at the age of 35-45-55 is normal in our time. But this will allow you to spend most of your life in joy at work and in a sense of the significance of your work! I sincerely wish you this!
The fourth step is to gradually practice and smoothly start working in a new profession, combining with the current job. This is possible, I see hundreds of examples. And it's safe! When you become more confident, you can finally leave the jurisprudence.
And remember, your life is only in your hands! You can endlessly be offended by your parents and fate, or you can take life into your own hands and build it the way you want it!
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