Help! Graduating soon. Escape 9-5 office life?

Hi, I would like help on realistic steps on what I can do after college. I don’t want to sit down at an office and work on pointless jobs for 50 years of my life before retiring. I want to travel and establish meaningful relationships. I want to be an artist and writer. Thing is, I have no older friends or siblings to confide in, and my parents don’t understand me either. How do I go about becoming an artist and writer? I want to be a kind person who is intimate with people’s thoughts, like Carl Jung. Where should I move? What job should I take up first?

I’m a psychology major from UCBerkeley and I’ve lived in the Bay Area all my life. I was thinking of starting in Los Angeles teaching, or New York City but I’m scared of going far. Please I need guidance and advice, I have no one to turn to everyone I know just puts my dreams down or has no clue how to pursue them. I feel all alone and scared in this universe. People just think I’m too much of a gullible, mild dreamer. I can act outgoing but I am very sensitive and timid.

September 10, 2014 at 11:25 pm
domu (0) (@domu) 7 years ago ago

All you really need is the courage to let step off your current path and follow a new one. The biggest fear many of us have is failure and that often boils down to what others think of us. Once you are able to not care what others think of you then taking risks becomes a lot easier.

Anonymous (0) (@) 7 years ago ago

Just go. Funny where life will take you when you trust yourself to be vulnerable to the world.

Marquice (0) (@MarsQuice) 6 years, 7 months ago ago

Hey man, Im a junior in college now, my top fear is those debts from UNCLE SAM coming to haunt me. What i did however was start my own home based business part time. I am a social marketer promoting a new online retail brand. I do this from anywhere and am not limited to an office or boss. Its very freeing and in my opinion one of the most logical choices for people our age. If you are interested I can send you a link and you can see for yourself. Namaste

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