Past, Present, and Future
The truth is, I have had multiple career paths already and I'm only 20.
First, I decided to be a knitting, sewing, and crochet teacher at a really neat shop in Alpharetta. Business was slow and I was not paying my bills on time.
Then, at the same time, I decided to become a professional dancer with a dance company/Winterguard in Atlanta. It cost me way more money than I expected and I never earned a penny.
After I had to quit dance because of repetitive chronic re-injury and severe illness, I was still teaching lessons.
Then I produced tutorial videos for eHow.com.
All at the same time, I was moving to Dahlonega, GA.
I then got a job in a restaurant on the square.
After 6 months, I had to quit doing videos and teaching lessons.
I had been driving to the shop in Alpharetta 2 hours round trip early in the morning and racing back to Dahlonega to get to work by 12pm.
I have since focused on my Athletic training degree, working full time 5 days a week at the restaurant, and doing freelance commissions in knitting.
I am thinking about getting a second job and working 7 days/week.
I have a boyfriend, we are getting engaged soon, and we have our minds set on marriage.
He's a specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves and I will most likely work as a civilian AT on base after I get my certification/license/registration.
He has to go out of state a lot anywhere from 3 to 24 weeks at a time and it's difficult to deal with, I'll admit.
If you are young and overwhelmed, don't worry. I've almost lost my opportunities several times and I've had to burn bridges. It happens.
Know that you can become stronger because of difficult experiences.