The Right Path

A large part of my life is about finding the right path. A conversation with someone close to me recently reassured me that I’m on the right path socially. I believe I’m on the right path emotionally and mentally. And I know I need to get more physically active but that’s not especially urgent (or at least not as urgent as what I’m going to talk about). But I don’t know if I’m on the right path for the whole picture. As I alluded to in my original post I don’t know if university is really where I should be. Sure, it’s good for development but honestly I’d be happy with a position as data entry clerk as an ultimate career if it paid enough to keep me living simply, and having Internet service. I don’t know if I have what it takes to be a diplomat, or a counselor, or a sociocultural anthropologist, or any of the other careers I’m interested in. And to be honest I don’t know if I have enough of an interest in any of those careers either. Why should I be spending a bunch of years and accruing a lot of loans that I’ll have to pay back when at the end of this semester I could stop and pay off the loans relatively quickly? I also don’t know if I have the skills to even pass all my courses in university. I wonder, in short, if university is really the right place for me. I’m becoming more and more convinced that if I had grown up in an urban area, I’d never have gone to university. It seems to me that university was much more an opportunity for escape and for better employment than I could ever get in a rural area. And now that I’m in an urban area, would it not make more sense to explore the career options. Every day my resolve grows harder to go job-hunting with a passion. My current plan of action is to get a job, finish this semester, work through the summer, and see how the job shapes up with school. I have a funny feeling that the job will come out on top…

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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