I’ll soon be out of campus and I’m in the midst of looking for a job already. I have hundreds of things on my mind and I feel there is an urge to make up my mind on what I want to see myself as by the time I touch 30! I’m 9 months away to celebrate silver jubilee. Right now, I’m already feeling bad wasting of my time not having thought about this earlier.
So, as I age I feel the necessity to have a long time aim for my life:
- Complete Further Education
I have swayed from wanting to enrol in one field of studies to another in a great extent. From medicine to engineering, something I have never considered doing, not even in my wildest dream! Engineering was a big NO for me. But as I stood at the verge of deciding what to do next, having failed in securing a scholarship for medicine (for some very irritable reason), I wanted take up the challenge of doing what I thought I could never like doing. I have always liked learning new stuff so I don’t see a reason why I couldn’t do engineering. I took up Chemical Engineering and I’m absolutely loving the twist I made in life. Now, as I’m 2 months away from completing my Bachelor’s Degree, I face another crossroad of life. What to do next?
Some may choose to further their studies right away, but I want to get into the real world, the working life and see what suits me the most. I would want to have a clear picture of my career. After which I might want to decide which field of studies to choose to further my studies. I have a strong will to venture into Management Studies, again something that differs from what I’m doing. And I want this to be done by the age of 30.
2. Have Good Source of Incomes
I regret not thinking about freelancing earlier but I guess it’s never late to start on it! I have always questioned myself what if I work for someone and lose the job, what do I do to support myself and my family, and how to cope with the cost of living. The second thing I want to ensure for the future is to have a second option of source of income in addition to the primary job! I would want to venture into freelancing and generate some income so that I always have an option that would support me if I were to fall from my career ladder!
When I think of having a career, I’m also considering the fact that I may have to alter my job according to the needs of the family I would make in future. Parents are expected to spend time with their children to ensure they mould their offsprings into people with values ingrained in their soul and mind. To make these a reality, men and women should tailor their working hours according to the need to spend time with family. On the other hand, women need to have a decent amount of income to be able to manage the high living expenses. I have got a lot of thinking to do now 🙂
3. Settling Down
Settling down in three sense:
– By the time I’m 30, I would want to make up my mind on which part on earth (or at least country) to settle down. I hate highly urbanised areas as they are just another source of additional stress!
– I would also want to ensure that I have settled my study loan by then which I now feel pretty possible. I want to be debt free so that I could think of affording a car at least by then.
– A house is a great investment and regardless of whether I need a house to stay or not (women have husband’s house to stay as another option), I feel having a house is a long time benefit!