Questions to ask yourself when deciding on a career

Ask Yourself These 4 Questions That Will Change The Way You Plan For Your Future

There's no need to struggle when it comes to figuring out what you want out of your future!

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There are only four questions that every college student should ask themselves before graduating and looking to get their first job out of school. Often times, people do not begin planning for their future early enough and ultimately get stuck trying to figure everything out at the last minute. The time to start planning for your college and career is right now, so start by reflecting on your answers to these four questions below.

1. Start by asking yourself, "What do I want do for my career right after graduating college?"

My best advice when it comes to tackling this question is to think about what you really enjoy doing. We usually find that people are best at what they like doing because they get a lot of practice doing that activity. After finding an industry that looks enjoyable to you, write down a few companies in the particular industry you may be interested in to narrow down your search.

2. Next, ponder where you would like to work after college.

The options are pretty much endless so think carefully. You could decide to stay close to your family, move across the country, or even live in another country. It is very important that the answer to your first question falls in line with this one. Make sure to do your research to ensure that your dream job is in a location you would like to live in. Otherwise, you could be stuck living in a place you don't enjoy. Think about it: If you want to work in the fashion industry, it would definitely be more useful to live in New York than it would be to live in Alaska.

3. Think to yourself, "Who do I want to be working for ultimately?"

Perhaps you rather work in a company setting where you can interact with colleagues on a daily basis or maybe you rather be able to stay at home and work from there. Just keep in mind that there are pros and cons to both choices. It may be wise to make a list so you can decide which you prefer. Also, remember that while working for yourself seems very appealing, it can be a lot more difficult to do than one may think.

4. Consider where you see yourself in the long-term as opposed to the short-term.

It is easier to think about the near future than anything else, but try to expand your line of thinking into five years after graduating. Often what your goals are now can change in just a few years so really try to gauge what you want your future to look like and if your plans can get you there. It is essential that you carefully reflect on these specific questions and decide which are the most important to making your life the most fulfilling it can be.


It's okay if you are not entirely sure right now about where you see your life going, but it is important to start considering these four questions in order to best plan your college experience to prepare you for the future life and career you want to have for yourself. Go ahead and give it a try to see where your answers lead you!

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When You Make A Girl An Aunt, You Change Her World In All The Best Ways

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.

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My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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4 Things I Wish High School Me Knew

Every day has a purpose.

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People don't give high school enough credit for having the ability to shape your life. It can build you or it can break you and often times there is no in between. As I enter into my senior year of college I have reflected a lot on my college career and how it really has been the best years of my life up to this point, but I know that without a doubt my life would have been so different in I would have known these things as a high schooler.

1. Your life is valuable

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. - Ephesians 2:4-7

2. You aren't defined by your singleness. 

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. - Song of Solomon 2:7

4. You aren't going to fit in

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. - Romans 12:2

4. Your clothes aren't going to fit forever, don't spend all of your money on them 

Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions." - Luke 12:15

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