I'm not lying when I say I've considered ALL of these paths.
Honestly? I couldn't tell you. I used to have an image of me working as an amazing solicitor. Then I started studying law, & my mind couldn't have changed quicker. In the last five years or so, I've considered a ridiculous amount of careers - and when I say considered, I mean researched, inquired into them, checked out suitable education/paths.. I spent a lot of time looking into being a solicitor, working in PR, being a psychologist, a teacher, a beautician.. I even considered leaving college & just working in my current job full-time.
And now? There are two things sticking out in my mind. Number one is... I want to be a Garda. Yep, a job that faces a lot of hassle, is constantly in media for pay-cuts & bad treatment, and something that is very difficult to get into. But while I may never get rich doing it, I think I'd be good at it. I like working with people, and the thought of actually benefitting the public excites me. Specifically, I would like to work with young people/ victims of abuse. The one thing that could stop me is the vetting process - My eyesight is awful, & I've never been able to convert their requirements to my vision specs. Laser surgery might help, but this is a major obstacle.
ANd option number two isn't much different. Just like when I was 16, I still want to be a solicitor. A family solicitor, basically dealing in divorces, custody, etc - While working out what is best for the family or child in the case. So again, child focused. The obstacle to this is basically financial - The cost of becoming a solicitor is high, takes quite a while, and sadly it often relies on connections.
But hey, let's be honest - By fourth year, I might have decided to join the circus. Despite only being able to cartwheel when on a trampoline, I firmly believe that if you want something, you can work hard enough to get it
What's your dream job?/ Did you end up in the career you thought?