I said it would never happen to me. As a child in school and a teenager in high school, I used to look at some of my peers and tell myself, "That would never be me. I am too prepapred for that. I know what I want. I will not fall into that trap."
Now ten years after my high school prom, hyped up high school graduation, and two degrees later, it did happen to me...
Long story short:
I always wanted to be a lawyer thanks to the endless episodes of Matlock, Law and Order, and The Practice. The mock trial competition I participated in (and won the best lawyer award) sealed my fate. I graduated in the top ten percent of my class, received a full ride to college in the pre-law program, and graduated in four years flat with a great GPA. Law school was in my sights and I went on to take the LSAT.
That's where the wonderful ride ended.
Two bad LSAT scores and a ton of rejection letters later I was no where. I still held onto the wagon enrolling in school again, this time in Legal Assisting. Two years later, degree in hand, I landed my first job as a legal assistant. Lets just say I walked in ready to take on the world and left severely jaded (to say the least).
Now I'm here, looking at that wagon trying to get sober from a ton a disappointments and negative experiences that I have gone through. I want to move on but I'm too "drunk" to get back on that wagon.
Have you fallen off the career wagon? What "12 step program" have you come up with to get sober and find those dreams and aspirations that you once had?