Do you ever get stuck in a rut?

I don’t know what I want to do for a career. I know 23 is still a very young age to know what I want to do as a career, but I would have thought that by now I would at least have an incline. I want to set myself goals but at the moment I feel like I can’t do that as I’m struggling to figure out what I want to do.

I spent 4 years at university and managed to come out with a BSc (Hons) Management, 2:1, which of course I am absolutely over the moon with. But a year after graduating, I’m questioning pretty much everything, especially my degree choice. I started university studying Modern Languages and graduated in Management and in all honesty, I have no idea why it was Management I changed to.

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I have done so many online ‘personality’ tests to try and get a gist of what I’d be interested in doing but they are the most inaccurate tests I have ever done. Everybody keeps asking me what I’m passionate about and I’m struggling to even answer that question. I absolutely LOVE helping people and want to make a change to peoples’ lives but in what way, I have no idea.

I’m passionate about mental health but I don’t know if that is something I want to do as a career. I’d love to be able to help people but I find it quite difficult knowing what to say to people. I also struggle with my own mental health, so at the moment, I don’t think it’s something I want to do. I don’t want to pursue something until I’m at least 90% sure it’s something I really want.

This would also mean retraining or studying again. I reeeaaally don’t want to have to study again because I have no attention span and 4 years of university was absolutely plenty for me.

I’m getting to the stage now that I’m getting quite restless and want to know exactly what I want to do. I always need a challenge as much as I love my current role, I want to find something that really challenges me.

I don’t know what to do with myself.

Do you ever feel like this?

Much love,

louise-x

7 Comments

  1. Honestly after reading the title I thought: my LIFE is a rut 😂
    I get that restlessness too. It’s so frustrating when you want to do something with your life but don’t know exactly what. Half of the time when I’m at work I find myself thinking: is this it? Is this what my life is going to be all about?

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  2. It’s so difficult to know what you want to do at 23. I’m currently working in marketing which is something I just sort of fell into. I knew I wanted to do something creative but I didn’t know what exactly. I don’t know if I’ll be in marketing for the rest of my life, but I hope it’ll always be an experience which stays with me. I’m a big believer in ‘you don’t know until you try’ and having a go at a few different jobs could help you decide what you don’t want to do, even if you don’t immediately find your calling. I’m sure you’ll get out of this rut soon, but I totally get how you feel – I think a lot of people our age are struggling!

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    1. See I’m the same, I don’t think I’ll want to do this forever! But you definitely do need to try things to see what you do/ do not want to do! I think it’s our age, we want to achieve so much but maybe too much?

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  3. I completely understand where you’re coming from! I’m 25, have a degree in Graphic design but I work an administration job that I hate! It’s so frustrating not knowing what I want to do!
    You’re not alone ❤️
    Charlotte | charlotteshares.co.uk

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