Have you ever ignored a feeling?
Of course you have, you are human.
We ignore feelings every day. Whether it be your conscience telling you that you are making a stupid choice, your gut feeling telling you something, or your stomach telling you to stop being a cow. You have ignored a feeling.
I ignored a feeling for a very long time. To be more accurate, I ignored a thought that came along with a feeling.
You should be a counselor.
Hell no. I told that thought.
With that, I shoved it away never to reappear.
I went on to college to become a kindergarten teacher. I struggled with school, and my depression. I struggled a lot.
I hit a rock bottom, and I hung out there for a bit. I barely graduated with the degree I aimed for.
It came back
You should be a counselor
Yes! Be a counselor! It’s the right choice. Do it!
I thought about it.
By giving into the thought, the thought gave me a feeling.
The, this the right choice feeling.
Thwn I ignored it a little more. I got a job, got laid off, got a short term job, then dabbled in this and that. Then I sat around.
Finally, enough was enough.
The thought and the feeling came back full force.
So I looked into it, for months.
Finally, I enrolled in a school to get my Masters in mental health counseling.
I don’t regret going to school to be a teacher. I have learned a lot. I know what I want and don’t want. I made amazing friends, and went through some experiences that needed to happen to bring me where I am. Also, I don’t think I am doing with teaching yet.
Did you know that some career counselors don’t recommend that someone makes a career decision until late adolescence or early adulthood? .