I don't know what I want to be!

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    Apr 04, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    I'm in college and for the longest time like since middle school I thought I wanted to be a teacher. Now that I am getting further into the education program I am realizing more and more that I just cannot picture myself up in front of a classrrom teaching kids. I don't know if this is just because of anxiety or what but I am loosing all interest in it.

    So needless to say I cant firgure else what else I would want to be or what I would be good at. I've put a lot of thought into it and I've talked to counselors and have been to the career center to take tests and see my abilities and interests and still don't know. I feel very low and have no self esteeem and feeel like I'm very irresponsible for not knowing what I want to do.

    At this rate the only job I can picture myself doing for the rest of my life is being a cashier or having a menial job like that. I can't picture myself having a real professional job.

    What do you think?
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    Apr 04, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    Calm down. It's not because you don't have a degree that you'll be a cashier for the rest of your life. Nowadays a lot of emphasis is placed (at least in private businesses) on your skills and not so much on what degree you have. If you feel burned out, don't be afraid to take a step back for some time and try it again when you are a bit older. Nothing lost, just a slight detour.

    The best you can probably do is try getting that degree anyway. Perhaps you are at a stage in your life where you are more plagued by insecurities and anxieties which makes you think it's gonna be impossible to stand in front of a classroom. You can change a lot however in a short amount of time and might end up loving to teach. Have you ever stood in front of a classroom before?

    I think perhaps it's not a bad idea to do some activities as well that can help you elevate your confidence. Sports or other social activities can be a good help for this.
  • Musicman91

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    Apr 04, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    I'm in the same boat as you. I originally came in as an edeucation major and switched to an English major and now I'm a Hotel/Tourism major lol. Now I'm just gonna stick with it since it's my third major but I'm not so sure I wanna do that. I feel like everything I am good at isn't "good enough" like I am good at english and history but everyone says math and science are where it's at but I suck at math and I'm only good in Biology. I sing, act ect people tell me I should be an entertainer but Idk.

    I see everyone else so sure in their majors and I think to myself "What do I wanna do in life" I'm kind of in a fork in the road. I don't know I wanna do something that my heart is in it 100% and right now I'm just not feeling it. And everyone says "You need to go to college" but I feel ike I'm not college material or atleast the classes I'm taking aren't for me. I dont kniow lol.
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    Apr 04, 2012 7:21 PM GMT

    You could work in Adult Education.