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April 7, 2010 / Abigail Adams

The Beginning…

I am sitting in my room in Iraq.  It is my second time here, but this time I am a contractor and not a soldier.  Over the past few months I have been racking my brain about what I want to do with my life, even getting quite anxious about what I am going to do when I leave here.  I have had 13 jobs (pool gate house, pool snack bar, men’s clothing store, department store, cashier, drug store, school nurse assistant, college orientation leader, dorm food services, U.S. Army Officer, Training Specialist, Financial Advisor and currently a biometric enrollment technician) since I was 14 years old (I don’t count the dog grooming “business” that my friend and I started when we were 8). 

I am continually asking myself what I want to do with my life.  How do I find something I love, and am passionate about so I don’t feel like I am working?  I feel there are so many options that I have no idea how to narrow them down, so I began writing a list of jobs/careers that I think I might like, hoping I find a pattern. 

I find clarity in writing down what I am thinking and feeling and believe doing this will help.  I am going to write about my quest for the “job that isn’t a job.”  I am also quite passionate about basic personal finance, so should the mood strike me, I will be putting in my 2 cents about different topics that interest me, especially when I hear people around me talking about irresponsible financial decisions (that’s how I come up with topcis).

Who know’s where this will lead…time will tell.


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