“That doesn’t matter.”
“What does?” I asked, after a little while.
After listening to our guest speaker, Linda Favero, talk about how we can navigate our internships into a career this quote came to mind.
If you haven’t read Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero than you may not know where this is coming from but even without its context there is still meaning to be found in it. I’ve given quite a bit of thought as to where this internship might go after this term and the truth is that I don’t know.
What I do know is that I love the job that I’m doing now and I hope it will blossom into a career some day.
Being part of the Portland Senior Experience has brought me to the realization that I’m not the only one figuring it out. Linda even reminded us that this may not even be our dream position or career path but the important aspect to take away from this is that we are out in the world, doing something and testing the waters.
It’s tempting to stay home and hopelessly, aimlessly, and tirelessly apply to jobs online and hope for a response. Instead we are engaging the unknown and discovering our career paths and ourselves.