I’m not even sure I can tell you what I dreamed of being when I was younger.
The only vivid memory I have is sitting at my mother’s dining room table completing a project on Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson as they forged a passage through the Blue Mountains in 1813.
I wished one day I could be like an explorer: adventurous, daring, on a path of discovery and living a life of freedom.
I guess you could say my 10 year old imagination helped to create my reality as it has been now for 15 years.
To me, it has not been about the jobs that I’ve had along the way, it has been about the lifestyle and the spirit to which I want my life to run.
So yes, I have been an explorer of sorts. I haven’t really been the first to discover something in the world, but I have been the first in my world to discover so many wonderful things about our Earth from my adventures traveling through 36 countries, and living in 5.
The Secret to Discovering Your New Career
To be an explorer, you need more than just the willing feet; you need it to be backed up with knowledge and experience in certain areas.
Teaching was never my passion and I now am looking outside the classroom and the exploring (although that will never end) so that I can spend my days doing a job I love.
This is the greatest secret to finding a new career. If you don’t do what you love then you have automatically lost your freedom.
Explorers can’t live like that. Freedom is the ultimate.
The Challenges Facing Mothers who Want to Study Again
The only problem is that it is not so easy anymore to juggle the study with the family and the work. We’ve barely enough time to brush our teeth of a morning, let alone study.
Time is our greatest gift and our greatest enemy.
How do you find the time to learn in order to do what you love?
It is essential you work it out. You have that calling within you to do something more with your life. You will find the time if you really want it.
And then there are the financial constraints. Studying doesn’t come cheap. In fact, I am still paying off my teaching degree! At least going to Uni, the option for government assistance was there, what about now?
How can I find the help?
Sometimes we need to seek help as to how we can afford to do that extra study so we can spend our days doing what we love.
How Can I Discover what My Passion is?
I often receive emails from readers of this blog and y travel blog confused as they don’t know where to start and they haven’t quite figured out what to do with their lives yet. “How can I work out what it is I really want to do?”
The answer to that is really much simpler than you think.
It’s not about what your mind is telling you, you can and can’t do. It will give you all the reasons why something is a stupid idea, because your mind with all its useful logic also operates from a place of fear and doubt. It is for this reason, you have to ignore it.
All you need to do is answer this question:
What makes my heart sing? If a Genie came down and said, “I will grant you one wish only and that wish is for you to tell me what it is you want to do every day for the rest of your life.”
That is where you will find your answer. It is your passion, your calling, and it usually ties into what you are good at.
Once you have that answer you can then turn to others to help you find the plan of action. They can help you find the courses you need to take, advice on how you can make it financially viable, and give you the encouraging support to do it.
SEEK Learning is one place that can help. They offer a free, personalized service that helps people find the right career related course for their needs. SEEK learning supports you the whole way through the process, including enrolling you in your desired course. They are not, however, career counsellors.
SEEK Learning Consultants help users overcome the barriers to study that I’ve mentioned and because of this service, they really helping to change people’s lives.
SEEK Learning is a completely free service. So if you are looking to return to work after motherhood or just want to find that new career path, I would defiinitely be turning to SEEK Learning for some assistance.
Seek Learning Red Balloon Gift Voucher Giveaway
Giveaway has now closed. Congrats to Tamara Childers our winner
SEEK Learning is allowing me to giveaway a $200 Red Balloon gift voucher for a lucky reader. Red Balloon is a unique service gifting amazing experiences such as hot air balloon rides, learning to sail, feeling the adrenalin rush of a race car driver or gentler, more enjoyable indulgence packages.
The winner can use this voucher to retrieve any of the offers over on Red Balloon.
The Giveaway ends on 5:00 pm AEDST on 28th February, 2012
1. Tell me in the comments below if you are already working your dream job or if you are currently exploring it. Either way you MUST tell me what it is.
2. I’ll be choosing a winner randomly using random.org
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