Writing Forums

Writing Forums is a privately-owned, community managed writing environment. We provide an unlimited opportunity for writers and poets of all abilities, to share their work and communicate with other writers and creative artists. We offer an experience that is safe, welcoming and friendly, regardless of your level of participation, knowledge or skill. There are several opportunities for writers to exchange tips, engage in discussions about techniques, and grow in your craft. You can also participate in forum competitions that are exciting and helpful in building your skill level. There's so much more for you to explore!


I'm not sure this post is going to be all that exciting or meaningful or substantial. I'm just letting some thoughts flow.

I seriously am totally lost as to where I am headed in the future in terms of career. I have so many interests and careers that I would like to pursue, but I can't choose between them. Sometimes I really want to do international development work, other times I want to do something more along the lines of To Write Love On Her Arms (an organization that you should check out if you haven't heard of them. Their mission statement: "To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery." http://twloha.com/home ).

Then there are times when I want to go down a philosophy-oriented path, and then sometimes I want to do something in the video game industry (though that'd be an impossible stretch as I am basically technologically illiterate). At the same time I love history, my major, although I can't think of anything I would really want to do with that.

I suppose I should include writing in here too. It'd be sweet, but I don't think I have anywhere near the love for it to try to make a career out of it.

I just remembered music, too. I often very much want to do something with that.

Ugh. I want to do it all, and I know some can be done casually as hobbies or whatever, but if we're being real here, there's no way I'm going to be able to find time to do all these things. I can't even do it right now.

My (I think) problem is that I waffle between all of them at random. I'll go through phases where one of them totally excites me and I just absorb myself in it and I'll be so sure that this is what I want to do with my life, but then one of the others takes over, and it repeats. Not really sure what to do about that.

So yeah, I think that's all I've got.

TL;DR: I want to do everything but can't and because of my indecisiveness I can't choose one thing for longer than a few months.


well i read you're post and i liked it
so i want to say that you have to choose what you think is good for you
what you think that you'll enjoy it .
good luck .
Thanks amel. I just don't know what would be good for me. Another problem is after next year I'll have a megacrapton of debt hanging over my head, so that will severely limit me.

Actually, now that I think about it, my options will be so restricted because of my debt maybe I won't even have to make a decision.
I am both and opportunist and an optimist. I have been in 11 businesses since I was eighteen.

I would say find a need, one that you can fill and one that people are willing to pay for.

Think of any task out there, there will always be someone who does not have the skills to perform the task or fill the need because it is outside of their realm of comfort.

I have an office manager an a accountant, while I am real good at making money I have no desire to take care of the small details. They have no desire to do what I do, I do not have the patience or skill sets to do the tasks I have them perform.

Anytime something is uncomfortable for someone there is a way to make money, I would look at the things you feel comfortable with and find someone who does not share the same attributes.

The laws of supply and demand really work, find what is in demand and what there is a shortage of and head in that direction.

Blog entry information

Last update

More entries in Creative Writing 101