There comes a time when you have to figure out what you want to do with your life. For me that time has come in the last couple of weeks.
I have done many things in my life and worn many hats. I have gone from working in an amusement park right out of college to building homes and construction, to building furniture in a factory, bar tending, customer service, product representative to national retail locations and currently am in sales management. My life has changed at many different times of my life, and sometimes that change was forced, but I have always landed on my feet and will continue to do so.
I have also had many dreams in life, and not all of them have been realized. During college I wanted to own a bar (I even had a name: The Third Base - The Last Stop Before Home, clever huh?). Then I worked in a bar, and... well... 2 o'clock in the morning on a Tuesday trying to usher drunks out quickly ended that dream. I have wanted to be a custom woodworker. I don't know why I gave up on this, probably lack of time and money needed to start. I have wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a reporter, start my own blog, and tell people about whatever was on my mind. But for anyone who has suffered through some of my writing, you can figure out why I gave up on that endeavor (plus I lack the consistency to sit down and write regularly).
Currently I am in a "dreamless" state, I don't know what I want to do, I am looking for that next "hat" to wear. It may be that I am where I am supposed to be. What is next? I don't know, but in all of the years that I have been working, the only thing that has stayed constant is change. It has come at me whether I want it to or not.
The thing that determines how successful you are in life is how you adapt to that change. Do you let it crush you? Or do you embrace it, make it work for you and rise above? As for my part I would like to say that I have been fairly successful at rolling with the punches.