Most adults ask kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most kids fantasize about becoming a princess or superhero. If it was a teen, the answer might have been someone famous. I was asked this question many times, and my answer was different every time. Now, my dream careers are acting and healthcare but it keeps changing as I grow up and expose to different environments. I want to do something which does not feel much like work, but like I am living my dream.
It took me a while to find the difference between a career and a job. I learned that a job is something specific and short term, while a career is a group of connected jobs to choose from and long term. The benefits of choosing a career rather than a specific job are – you have more choices, you may become more successful, you can be a mentor and you will be a person people look up to.
There are different types of careers but the one I will be talking about today are creative careers. A creative career is when your career is your passion or what you love to do. It’s basically something that requires talent and lots of dedication. Examples of a creative career are:
These are just a few careers out of many creative careers to choose from! What was your dream career when you were younger?
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”— Steve Jobs