These are just my thoughts as of June 2013 and who knows if it may change any time down the road.
But for now, this is where my life stands.
23, Degree holder and in a good stable job.
I probably should consider this the prime time to build up my career, climb up the ranks, get higher pay and learn more.
So why is it that i have easily little to almost zero career ambition?
I don't desire to get into a manager spot and i don't see the need for me to be so driven about my career and advance in life. To me, every job i undertake is a new experience, a fresh start and i learn more with every step i take. But it is merely just a rite of passage, a cycle of life to me where after studies very naturally comes the entrance into the working world. Because isn't this what our society expects us to do? Follow obediently in this circle over and over again that starts from our parents and pass it on to our children.
Hey sure the pay is better,
the view from the office is probably a little nicer
and you don't have to be stuck right at the bottom taking instructions from the higher ups.
Why not right?
I've seen people aspire to go far in their lives
"I want to be my own boss, I want a job that can take me places and give me the advancement that i want" and it gets me thinking about why im so different from others. About a working female easily in her prime that could probably do better if she tried a little harder and climb faster if she worked a little smarter but instead is comfortably settled in her current entry level position.
Is it really my own doing that i have no drive, no motivation and no desire?
To put it nicely, i could probably say that i'm easily contented with what i have. Having more money would be an added bonus that i could grow to love a lot but the extra stress and responsibilities, i'm not so sure i could handle. Don't get me wrong, i love my current job and i love doing what i'm doing, but until recently, i unconsciously realized that while i love my job, it is afterall, just a job that pays the bills, supports my daily essentials and allows me to travel. So while others have the determination to go far in life and climb the ranks, my determination is to travel the world and see things through my own eyes. And working is purely just a way to supporting this aim. Once i've saved enough to live comfortably for a while, off i go in search of new adventures and new experiences.
See you later, alligator.
When the money runs out, come back and repeat the cycle again.
I once said that i didn't want to be stuck in a desk-bound job and be those office ladies that spends the good half of their lifetime squinting at computer screens and getting backaches from lousy office chairs.
I bet at least 50% of you now feel the same way.
But many times, reality differs from expectation and things don't always go as you planned them to be. As a university student, there was no way in hell i could see myself doing an 8-5 job in an office.
Now, i just do what i have to do to save for my "planned" future.
Even if it means forever being stuck at an entry-level position, i'm contented.
No career ambition.
Good or bad?