I need a new adventure. Something to keep me entertained in the short term. I feel like all I have is work and school and stress. I’m thoroughly bored with life, and contemplating redirection. Yes, I realize I’ve only been at my job seven short months, but it lacks excitement. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful company with great people, but I’m basically a glorified data entry person. I copy information from one place to another with minimal changes and analysis. I realize that as a recent graduate I can hardly expect a life-fulfilling career path, but I would like to put a little bit more of myself into what I do.
I’m creative, detail oriented, and analytical. I’m a problem solver who loves to be faced with new challenges. I believe my skill set would have me well suited to a career in event planning… but how does one start out in such a field without previous experience? I’m at a stage in my life where I actually have expenses and need to start saving money, so interning somewhere is out of the question. Should I just take a leap and start marketing myself as such? But would one want to hire someone without an abundance of previous experience? Sure, I’ve organized a few charitable events for Circle K; a cocktail party, a talent showcase, a food drive, a leaf raking campaign for seniors… but does that really qualify me to organize a larger scale event?
I would love to hear from anyone who has made a drastic career change, is currently pursuing their passions, or is employed in a similar field… any advice for the young go-getter?