Pretty much since the time I returned home in mid-December, I’ve been offered a job as a cashier at an office supply store. I have been hesitant to take this job, because it’s just that – a job, and not a career.
I know I can’t expect a “career” right now. I left school, and I did so out of a combination of not feeling adequate in my major, and not having enough money to continue. I was hoping to return home and work, so that I could save money for when I finally figured out what I wanted to return to school for.
My problem with taking a retail job is that I’m afraid that I won’t learn from it. I want to find a job that interests me, so that I can work hard at it, figure out what the parts of it that interest me are, and then use that information to start to piece together what I want to do to my life. No, I don’t see finding the “perfect” job right now as the complete key to unlocking my confused brain… but I do see it as a part. If I’m not working towards figuring this out, then I’m not working towards going back to school – and I think everyone agrees that most of my efforts should be in that direction.