Posted by Margaret (188.8.131.52) on July 14, 2003 at 19:51:08:
In Reply to: Re: Hi everyone! posted by The4Blob (184.108.40.206) on July 14, 2003 at 14:15:09:
> > Aloha!
> > I'm a 28 year old ennegram 4, INFP. Up to now, I've gone into careers because of other people's influences or because it was practical. It's no wonder that I've been going from one job to another...never happy..never satisfied with what I'm doing. Right now, I'm trying to figure out what I truly love doing and where my abilities lie. I believe it is in the arts but not sure exactly where in the arts field. I will be graduating w/ a degree in pyschology this fall but unsure whether I still want to pursue that. I guess I'm tired of the usual university environment. I wish there were more schools geared towards INFP,4s. As a matter of fact, I don't know what the hell I want to do with my life. I don't know whether I'm in denial or I'm afraid of taking that path of where I was meant to go. Anybody ever feel this way? Any advice? I would really appreciate it.
> >>>>>Yes I have felt that way. Type 4/3 Soc/sx, INXP
> My career condensed -- National Merit Scholar to Drexel Univ. in 1980 for electrical engineering -- I didn't even last a year in engineering!
> 1981 -- 1984 -- Temple University -- graduated w/BA in Journalism
> 1985 -- 1991 worked full-time in 4 different corporations, in communications department. Was never promoted beyond clerical/technical ranks. Basically was just overlooked in corporations.
> 1991 -- 1994 stunning flop at attempts to be a freelance writer and artist -- too scared to even try music (lit, art, music my 3 loves) Lived off of welfare and my parents
> 1994-95-Part-time night waitress at Dunkin Donuts
> 1995-2000 -- Part-time cashier at SuperFresh supermarket
> 2000-present -- back in corporate communications, full-time, still being held at low level, still being overlooked
> Favorite thing other than the arts -- psychology! (how I discovered the Enneagram)
> It's a tough world for most people like us -- do what you like and starve, or make decent money and hate the routine job. Maybe I'll get more optimistic as the economy improves.
My job history stinks too. Raz, I just emailed you. You know, that philly college that offers a MS degree in biomed writing, it's too expensive, but I was thinking if I could get a clerical type job at a pharm co that offers tuition, then I could get them to finance it and then after a couple of years, start making decent salary with the degree. The only problem is, I also want to move up northeast PA next year and live up there year round because it's so wonderful, pretty and peaceful. Also, I might want to go to school to be a surgical assistant or if that's too hard, maybe take medical transcription office class and work in med office, but that is also low paying, unfortunately. I just wish I had some way to finance living up north year round, it's so pretty up there. Also, I wonder, if your husband is from WI, he must think the same thing about rural PA. It reminds me so much of WI where my family is also from too ( which is why I must like it so much:)
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