I had an interesting "water cooler convo" with my boss yesterday.
Background: I work at a small law firm. I have my paralegal certificate but at this firm I'm the "Client Service Coordinator / Assistant"... one step away from the Paralegal position I'm patiently (OK, I'm not so patient about it..) waiting for.
Somehow we got on the topic of dream jobs and he had mentioned how its so rare for people to actually have a dream job, or even to be passionate about anything. He pretty much said these days people just find a job that pays the bills that they "don't mind going to every day" and if there is a chance to work your way up then, well, good for you.
Lately, I've been so confused about life, especially with work. I've been at this firm for almost a year. Its looking less and less likely that a paralegal position will be available any time soon.
Did I make the right choice working here? Why did I ever leave retail? Is this what I really want to do? Will I disappoint my parents if I decide to change career paths? Should I switch to another firm and start all over from the bottom hoping that there is more opportunity?
The questions are endless and my answers confuse me even more.