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How To Know Your Following The Right Career Path

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Manhattan chapter.

Right now I’m currently sitting on my bed, trying to figure out what the heck I’m going to write. As you can tell by the title, I’m writing about how to know you’re following the right career path. But then I thought about it, and I’m pretty sure I’ve changed my career maybe about a million times already. I started off with wanting to be a teacher because I am overly obsessed with children, then I thought about being an astronaut once but that didn’t even last a day aha, I even wanted to be in the army, but that was only because I watched 4 seasons of army wives that summer. Currently I am a junior in college and I still don’t know what career I’ll have in the future. But one thing I’ve learned is that even though I may not know what path I’m crossing yet, I know that I will continue to do things and test things out until I have reached my true potential of happiness.


Thursday night I just finished a project that I have been working on for months. I just finished my sorority recruitment and honestly it couldn’t have been better. I loved every moment of it. And I think that’s what life is all about, testing even the littlest things to figure out what you like and don’t like. For example, I took a fashion design over the class at FIT this summer and it was a really rewarding experience. But after the measuring, and sowing I decided that I didn’t see myself making clothes for the rest of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I would still design clothing pieces, but career-wise I just saw myself doing other things. Moral of the story is don’t be afraid to test little things out. Me spending hundreds of dollars on a fashion class was nothing compared to me going to FIT to invest years in something that I knew could possibly not be meant for me.


But the question arises, how do I know I’m following the right direction. It’s simple. You’re doing what makes you happy, what makes you get up every morning, and if you wake up one day and you decided that what you were doing for the past 3 years didn’t make you happy anymore don’t be afraid to switch. Trust me, three years is nothing to a lifetime. I always tell my friends that you really know you’re following your heart when you can’t stop dreaming about it. I know I said earlier that I don’t entirely know what I want to do in the future, and reading the article you guys get a sense of the direction I want to go, but I’ve always been into hospitality. I enjoy helping people around me and I love interior decorating. Anything on the creative side just count me in. So ever since I could have imagined I’ve always dreamed of owning my own hotel. I will literally have visions in my head of my hotel and right away I write them down. If I had the mula (money) to start my own hotel, I would be holding a hammer right now LOL. Seriously.



I hope you guys took a little bit of what I’m trying to say. Being happy and finding what makes you happy is the best investment you can do for yourself. Your career should bring nothing but happiness to your life. If it’s not, girl, you chose the wrong career.


                                                                                                         XOXO Muks