career-choices

Things I wish I knew at 18

1. High school friendships don’t last.
Not the way you want them to anyway.
Even if you swam oceans of pain together.
Even if you never wanted to drift apart.
Friendships fall apart.
Most times they sadly do.

2. Your parents will still treat you like a child. They don’t care about your legal reality. When you’re with them, they still see you as their baby. That can get frustrating but also comforting.

3. Your undergrad degree won’t matter as much as you think it will. So choose what you want to explore. Don’t choose something you think is going to be your career. Chances are when you graduate you will be doing something completely different than what you were dead sure of when you started college.
Explore.

4. People are more selfish now. People are more broken now. People are more cautious now. Everyone has been through something that haunts them.

5. Everyone is suffering. Some will use that as an excuse to mistreat you. Some will because of that very reason be there for you in your suffering in anyway they can. Most times it’s hard to tell which person you’re being. Don’t be an ass.

6. Not everyone makes life long friends in college. You won’t. That’s okay. Nothing good comes out of forceful relations anyway. It can get lonely but at least that kind of loneliness isn’t because of shitty company.

7. Grades. Internships. Extra curricular activities. They matter. Everyone acts like it doesn’t but it does. Whatever choice you make, whatever your course may be, how you perform does matter. It isn’t everything but it matters.

8. Self care isn’t boring or unnecessary. It’s important. It’s hard but it’s crucial.
You don’t have to click pictures for aesthetics or share your progress. You can if it helps. But you don’t have to. Because that’s secondary. You know what’s primary. Do it.

9. Just because you become an adult by a number and are recognized as one because of law doesn’t mean you aren’t you anymore.
The way you are at 17 years 364 days, is the way you will remain at 18. Perhaps 19.
That’s okay.
There’s a lot learn. You may have fought and conquered adolescence but this is a completely different story. There are new skills and lessons to be learned. All previous ones may not necessarily remain valid.

10. You genuinely have to learn to let go.
Imagine your life to be a tiny box. A box that fits in your palm. If that box is full of past pain, regret and disappointments, of all the people who broke you, of negativity and dried blood, all the good things and beautiful people that are to come into your life will fall right off because there just isn’t enough space in that box. It is full of everything you don’t need or deserve.
Good things will come your way, they will fall into your hands but you still won’t be happy if you don’t remember to take out the trash.

unspoken-wild  asked:

I'm going to be a high school senior next year + I know I definitely want to go into the medical field, I just don't know where. I've thought about becoming a nurse, doctor, or pharmacist. I don't really know how to pick one, or even really rule one out.

Luckily you still have a long time to figure this out. 

At this point you can start reading about the different careers and trying to meet people who are in those careers. If you don’t know anybody in these careers, then start interacting with #nurblrs and #medblrs and #pharmblrs (and #PAblrs and #osteoblrs and #EMTblrs OH MY!) who are willing to answer questions for you. Though it hasn’t been updated in a while, there are plenty of folks on my Medblr spotlight page who would be open to talking to you.

Here are some questions you can ask them to get some ideas about whether their career is for you:

  • Why did you pick your job? Would you pick it again if you had to start all over knowing what you know now?
  • What do you like best about your job? 
  • What was the training like? Best/worst parts?
  • What you hate about your job?
  • What makes your career unique from others you interact with?
  • What personality or academic interests do I need for a job like yours? 
  • What’s the most boring part of your job, and how much of your time does it claim?
  • What things surprised them about their job that they weren’t expecting?
  • What non-medical/scientific skills are needed in your job?

You should also examine your own intentions with questions like these:

  • What am I really good at academically?
  • What sort of hands-on skills do I have?
  • What are dominant parts of my personality?
  • What sort of things do I research or learn about outside of my school requirements?
  • Am I being pressured to pursue a certain career by my friends, family, or own expectations of myself?
  • What stances (political/religious/personal/etc) do I get in arguments about or feel passionately about?
  • What kind of work would I gladly do for free?
  • What things do other people tell me I’m good at? (If you don’t know, ask some folks who know you well!)
  • What sort of work/life balance do I want? Is my title/career or my social life more important to me?
  • What do I want my future family to look like?
  • What am I willing to do without in my life at work or at home?
  • What am I interesting in knowing more about?
  • Am I good with people? Do I like interacting with people or do I prefer working alone?
  • What’s my backup plan?
  • Who do I admire the most? Why? What traits do I see in them that I want to build in myself?

This should get you well on your way to figuring out your future career. Don’t be afraid to keep coming back to the questions as you grow and learn and change, because you may find your answers have changed.

Let’s talk about JGG

Last year (June 1, 2016) Louis signed to James Grant Management. This is a UK-based management company (to be honest one of the most respected companies) and has some big names attached to including the famous diver (and very gay) Tom Daley. James Grant Management has more big names:  for example TV personalities Ant and Dec, and Ben Shephard (television presenter and journalist). 

As you can see JGG mainly works with TV personalities, and last year they were very vocal about one extremely important thing: Louis has signed with them exclusively for TV work. 

How fast the night changes, this information was forgotten, but in my opinion this is the most important thing, because it explains a lot:

1) It explains why lazy Rusty is doing less than the bare minimum

2) Why he wasn’t allowed to post a video with sound to promote Louis’ ULTRA performance.

3) Why he cannot promote his client’s music related work (interviews, performances, upcoming collabs, etc).

4) Why Syco (Anne Marie and the others - remember the infamous doctor with otoscope and lawyer with manila envelope photoshoot? ) is still around.

5) Why Calvin is allowed to shade the team repeatedly without consequences.

Okay. So I assume Louis is NOT with JGG, at least not as a musician. Now I have a question: WHO IS THE LUCKY ONE WORKING WITH CHART TOPPING VOCALIST, SOLO SINGER, SONGWRITER LOUIS WILLIAM TOMLINSON? 

This is the million-dollar question.

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Hey Tumblr fam 👋🏼
These are 10 snapshots of my current sketchbook that I love to spend time on. I have this constant thought about what direction I want to pursue through college and beyond, and I thought, with all the amazing art on here and incredibly decent people I figured I could throw a question out there and see what responses I get? Essentially, I want to know about career choices that involving this kind of stuff all the time, if there are any. Thanks for reading till here, if you reached this far. Much love 💗✨

Thinking into career options

The chances of me being born were zero.
The chances of me being born were absolutely NEGLIGIBLE.

I should not be here, I am inexplicably lucky that I am, and the timeline of the universe has just so worked out that I have a very limited time here, as does everybody else.

And so I will be GoD DaMn DIDDLY FUCKED if I am going to spend my entire existence, the ONLY time I have on this planet, slaving away to make money for someone else in a meaningless job that I can’t stand.

Do what you love guys, really, just drop everything and follow your dreams, you simply can not afford to waste this.

I think I’m only just starting to realise that ✌️

anonymous asked:

I have ADHD and I'm really interested in studying it and similar conditions as a potential career but I'm not really sure how to go about that. Would going into psychology be a good idea? Is it even possible to get involved in research on it if I have ADHD myself?

Psychology or neuroscience would be great options. And yes, you can definitely do research on ADHD if you have ADHD; lots of our best experts have ADHD, like Ned Hallowell and Sari Solden!

-J

‘You ask too many questions. Damn. You should be a journalist’, said my first love.

‘You’re a really good listener. And you have the best advice. You should definitely become a therapist’, said my best friend.

‘Your calculations are always so accurate and you’re so precise about dealings. You should be a business woman’, said the local shopkeeper.

‘You are so argumentative and headstrong. You must become a lawyer’, said a friend who lost yet another argument.

‘I love your girl cartoons. They have so much style and edge. Fashion designing is the way to go’, said a new friend.

I ask too many questions because I want to know you. I want to know everything about you.

I listen because I care. But my advice is just quotes because that’s what I read all the time. I have the basic application skills to tell you the right ones with a touch of empathy.

I accurately calculate because I have my constant accounts open in my head and if they don’t balance, I get restless. I don’t know about business, this seems like some sort of ocd to me.

I speak passionately, not aggressively. I speak on emotions, not world affairs.

I grew up, my skills didn’t is what I want to say to my friend who is now is design school and claims to have been inspired by me.

No one ever told me that I should be a writer but here I am.

No one ever told me to be a kind person. But I swear I am trying each and every day.

Job Choices: Learning and Helping

I’ve been lost all my life career wise…the only thing I know is that my vocation needs to have the following reqs: 1. I want to connect w ppl via learning from them and them learning something from me. I want to teach ppl something and I want ppl to teach me new things 2. I want to help people in some way. lately i’ve been toying with the idea of being a dr. but w the american system in place where u barely talk to ur patients i’m afraid it won’t be as easy to meet this criteria. what are your thoughts on this? - @s-aud-ade

Sorry for the ridiculously slow response, friend. Let me start by clarifying a misconception: US doctors don’t “barely talk to” our patients. True, we don’t get as much time with them as we would like, but we do talk to them. It is completely possible to structure your practice in such a way that you can spend quality time with a patient. For example: my networking lunch with an oncologist was postponed by 45 minutes last week because he had spent an hour and a half with a patient explaining their new cancer diagnosis and their treatment options (an action which encouraged me to refer to this doc WAY more than his awesome credentials).

As for your career choice, I think your requirements in a job are great, and it leaves you open to TONS of careers, both inside medicine and out. Think about whether you want that learning and helping to be more direct (one-on-one) or indirect, or whether you want to work with individuals or large groups.

A few job possibilities for you are:

  • A teacher
  • a nurse
  • a doctor
  • patient advocate
  • an NP/PA
  • a PT/OT/RT/ST
  • an EMT/Paramedic
  • a clinical researcher
  • epidemiologist
  • public health professional
  • health educator
  • personal trainer

And there are plenty more! Readers feel free to offer more suggestions here!

‘You ask too many questions. Damn. You should be a journalist’, said my first love.

‘You’re a really good listener. And you have the best advice. You should definitely become a therapist’, said my best friend.


‘Your calculations are always so accurate and you’re so precise about dealings. You should be a business woman’, said the local shopkeeper.


‘You are so argumentative and headstrong. You must become a lawyer’, said a friend who lost yet another argument.


‘I love your girl cartoons. They have so much style and edge. Fashion designing is the way to go’, said a new friend.


I ask too many questions because I want to know you. I want to know everything about you.


I listen because I care. But my advice is just quotes because that’s what
I read all the time. I have the basic application skills to tell you the right ones with a touch of empathy.


I accurately calculate because I have my constant accounts open in my head and if they don’t balance, I get restless. I don’t know about business, this seems like some sort of ocd to me.


I speak passionately, not aggressively. I speak on emotions, not world affairs.


I grew up, my skills didn’t is what I want to say to my friend who is now is design school and claims to have been inspired by me.


No one ever told me that I should be a writer but here I am.


No one ever told me to be a kind person.

—  But I swear I am trying each and every day.

“I try to be careful because I want to have a long career and just don’t want to make flippant choices based on money or whatever…It doesn’t matter if I am working overseas on a film or working in Sydney on a TV show or Melbourne on a play, as long as the writing is good and I feel I am actually learning something, I am happy.”

–  Joel Edgerton on choosing acting jobs

Dream Daddy as Hogwarts Houses

Mod Star here, I’m full-on addicted to this game, and seeing I’m a lesbian, and a huge HP fan, I thought I’d take the chance to sort the dads (and Amanda)! If you disagree, tell me why in a note or reply, I love friendly debate! Warning: Dad jokes and puns included, and this post contains spoilers for Dream Daddy, so if you have not completed all paths (or don’t know what happens), don’t continue reading the dads you haven’t finished dating!

Brian: Gryffindor

Originally posted by dreamdaddygame

Oh boy, this dad loves nothing more than friendly competition with Dadsona, is stupidly proud of Daisy and is a rather sporty man, despite his sick dadbod. Brave enough to admit he was feeling under pressure to compete with you, and has the nerve to allow you to continue fighting him, even though he knows he has a strong chance of winning.

Damien: Ravenclaw

Originally posted by dreamdaddygame

Oh Damien, how I love you. His passion for IT ( a very Ravenclaw career choice), Victorian era clothing, customs and life and his metaphorical hangouts in graveyards make this man an enigma, but his passion for learning more and more makes this man a complete Rave. He also loves dogs, which almost everyone does, but he wants to find them a new home, which is a very Puff trait, though his love of learning makes this an easy decision.

Hugo: Ravenclaw

Originally posted by dreamdaddygame

Classic English teacher in Ravenclaw, but his love of wrestling is what sets this dad apart from the rest, as he has been dedicate enough to learn so much about the players that he comes off a little stalkery of the actual competitors, but he isn’t courageous at all, nor is he cunning or particularly loyal, except maybe to his favourite wrestler, of course.

Joseph: Slytherin

Originally posted by dreamdaddygame

This man is so Slytherin it physically hurts. He’s manipulative of you and your feeling to get a quick smash, lies to Mary about the nature of your relationship, and is cunning enough to convince you he will stay with you and honestly? That cult ending? What else is there to say? Joseph is a total Snake, and to me, he’s garbage lol

Mat: Ravenclaw

Originally posted by dreamdaddygame

This man is so about his passion to music, bands and coffee that it makes him a total Ravenclaw. He’s eccentric and kind, but he’s also very individual and different, while also having a certain ‘I don’t care what you think about me, so long as you drink my coffee’, which is a very Rave thought pattern.

Craig: Hufflepuff (also my Dream Daddy, if I was into men)

Originally posted by dreamdaddygame

This hunk does everything for everyone else, and doesn’t give himself a break. His kindness knows no bounds, he makes himself stressed taking his kids everywhere, coaching softball, taking care of them, organising their life with Smashley, trying to be kind to you and make time for your dadsona, until it burns him out. He is dedicated to his health and fitness and tends to be a little strange (drinking a jar of spaghetti sauce? Bro…) like Puffs can be with their hobbies, but he is loved by all.

Robert: Slytherin

This man carries 4 knives, is super sarcastic and loves to manipulate and mess with people. Snake.

Amanda: Hufflepuff

Originally posted by bastsdaddies

This cinnamon roll is so Puff it hurts me! She is so supportive of her dad, lets him date even after Alex (I’m not sure of the mothers name if you choose that, as I play as a gay man) has died, and feels like telling you what bothers her with her friends, is a burden on you. She is rather sarcastic and jokey, but it is never in a malicious way, only ever to joke, and she is a Rave in the sense she loves her photography, but her dedication to the pictures, her father and being so kind to all the other kids, makes this girl a badger!


Hopefully you guys liked this sorting! Like I said, if you disagree, tell me why!

“I love to say [my film career] was decisive and artfully created by myself, but it wasn’t. I mean a career, as much as you like to think you are controlling it, you are riding it a block at a time. The only power you have is not to get on the horse they offer you.”

“That is part of the excitement; trying to stay true to what I know works for me. So I try to stay true to the script and entertaining people, and I look for a challenge which keeps me engaged with what I am doing. It just so happens every year is a mixed bag of stuff, so I’ve always been active in doing something different every time.”

–  Joel Edgerton

I’m realizing that I am on my own in what I make of me
But there will always be people cheering on for me
And even though stepping out of my comfort zone is excruciating
They will always let me stay a while in theirs
To rest and recharge
And then move on and reach the stars
—  This post is inspired by all the support and guidance my family as well as @mortalghost and @mylesbianmanifesto are providing me to make a difficult decision 💗
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GUANBAMA AU: 

Guanlin is just a young boy that’s fighting for his dream to become a famous s-sweggy rapper someday. Despite of all things seeming to go against him and his cruel stepmother Lucrecia’s distaste for his choice of career, Guanlin keeps moving foward and enters broduce 101, a talent competition. In one of his visits to South Korea, Obama just happens to assist as the audience for Guanlin’s performance and his meaningful lyrics deeply move him. After getting to know his story, Obama decides to take the baby chick under his wing and make him into a superstar. He had always wanted a son, after all. - for @1guanlins

I’m realizing that I am on my own in what I make of me
But there will always be people cheering on for me
And even though stepping out of my comfort zone is excruciating
They will always let me stay a while in theirs
To rest and recharge
And then move on and reach the stars