I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my degree when I graduate but now I'm not so sure. And guess what that's totally okay.
I'm a fourth-year social work student and my projected graduation date is May of 2020. I'm SO close to being done and I thought I knew exactly what I was going to do when I was done.
I was dead set on working for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as a foster care worker. That had been my end goal since I was 15 years old. I am now 21. At 21 I don't know what exactly I want to do.
Obviously, I'm not going to change my major because I ultimately wanted to be a social worker for several different reasons and all of those reasons are still valid and I still want to help people and ultimately help change the world. Today at 21 I don't know if I want to solely do foster care work. I just know that I for sure still want to be a social worker.
The best part of being a social work student is that when I graduate and have my degree I will have so many different paths that I can pick to go down. I could even change my career totally and still be under the broad spectrum that is the social work profession.
The world is mine and I don't have to know exactly what I want to do right now. I can change my career and still be a social worker. Just because I have decided that I don't know exactly what I want to do doesn't mean that when I graduate I will have a hard time finding a job in my career path.
It is okay to decide you aren't sure what exactly you want to do. You have time and you're not behind because you decided that you don't know the exact plan for your life right now. You're still young!