I love getting responses which are 100x more eloquent than things I write.
This message is so important to me — and I will likely yell about it and respond to everyone who comments- because I spend most of my life feeling like I didn’t fit in. I felt my variety of interests and skills didn’t really apply to the careers I was looking at.
The post comes from the realization that my variety of interests is my skill. I am a eternal student, easily attracted to something new but easily bored as well. Sean, the world needs people like us.
It needs people who can take everything they’ve learned, apply it to a new situation, and move on. This is nothing against doctors, lawyers, and teachers, but I don’t buy the whole “3 careers fit all” narrative we see in schools.
The truth is, there are infinite jobs and infinite careers, and it’s our responsibility to mix and match and poke and play and find what fits us.