haha. I guess that is an accomplishment in itself. growing up I never thought of what I should do for a living. but over the past 5 years I’ve thought about it quite a bit.
here’s what I came up with so far:
turfgrass management- like being a superintendent on a golf course or park, maybe even work the grounds for a university. if I was 18 again I would probably go this route and get a turfgrass degree, but from my experience on golf courses, I think its a youthful job with some physical labor and operation of heavy equipment to start out with. the idea would be to pay your dues when you’re younger and be promoted to a supervisory role later, hopefully by 40. maybe in my next life I will do this, but not now
viticulture & enology- which is basically growing grapes and making wine. back when i was an unapologetic alcoholic, this career appealed to me, but no longer seems appropriate for me.
horticulture- I always like going to garden centers and greenhouses in the spring, so I thought maybe I could get a horticulture degree and manage a greenhouse or something. but after a couple years of gardening I no longer think this is something for me. I will still tend a vegetable garden, but just as an amateur.
librarian- this is the one im considering now, I would have to put in some effort to update my tech skills, but I think this job would be chill, I don’t think I would work at a library in a busy city though, but maybe a little small town like where I live now would be perfect.
business- this is probably the most practical, I have a couple businesses I would like to start, but honestly don’t know much about business. the college I went to originally had a good business school and my mom wanted me to study business, but I stopped going to my classes and dropped out.
luthier- or layman’s terms a stringed instrument maker, I would make guitars and mandolins personally. I don’t foresee much profit in this, but maybe it’s something I can do as a hobby for a few thousand dollar$ a year. also with a steady hand I could do this job in my 70’s if I live that long
that’s pretty much it. I also considered being a wastewater operator, which is something you can study at community college in certain locations. It pays decent and allows you to travel all over the world. I don’t think I will do this though, probably too mechanical for me, with the pumps and all.
so I guess compared to juvenile me I have accomplished something. now I just need to put one of these options into action or maybe more.
maybe it’s not too late.