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Topic: Career advice

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. LadyFlower
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    2 posts
    3 December 2019

    Hi there everyone. I’m 24 and feeling anxious about my current career path, especially while feeling stressed out under my current living conditions.

    Currently I work retail part time and studying a masters of social work. I have always had a passion for mental health and wanting to help other. I have three years left in my course.

    However, I also live at home with a home life that often stresses me out and brings me down. I think moving out would be highly beneficial for me, but with my current employment it feels impossible to do so.

    I’m feeling at stalemate with myself. Do I quit my course to pursue a full time job so I can leave home sooner. Or do I just find another way to assist in dealing with it.

  2. Aaronsis
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    4 December 2019 in reply to LadyFlower

    Hi LadyFlower

    It is great you have come with such a tricky question..I understand that being 24 is alot and that figuring out "what you are going to do with your life" is so very much to think about and manage. Can I start by saying that I am 44 and still "deciding what I will do when I grow up". I think we change all the time and that the path we choose today is not set in concrete and life is about growth and change. My point in saying that is try not to overwhelm yourself with trying to pave the path of forever and just take baby steps for doing what you can for now.

    In saying that I feel like study is really important, you need to have something to base your life decisions on and something that can support you. If you are not enjoying it though then I would consider perhaps a change. I am by no means trying to make this decision for you as only you know what is right for you, however is there somewhere else you can stay, with other family, with a friend, what about the option of house share where you just rent a room, the cost is less and you still have your space.

    I am so sorry you are not in a supportive place that is making you question your study, that is alot to deal with.

    I don't know if I have been helpful but we are here, to chat and send some hugs to you LadyFlower.

    Hugs

    AS