In the past, I’ve held various positions in customer service and administration. I’ve never completed a degree or any other post-highschool qualification. I left a casual position to have children; no maternity leave was available, and we’ve moved, so I have no job to go back to.
And so I consider my future.
Part of me can’t help but feel it’s too late to start a new venture. At the age of 28, with two young children, can one really get into uni, complete a degree, and embark on a new career? On the other hand, the longer I don’t do that, the more I may regret it, and the harder it will seem to be.
I am also plagued with uncertainty and doubt. What if I choose an area of study and turn out not to like it or not be good at it? Or if I’m just lazy and unmotivated? Aren’t I getting too old and too settled (married with kids) to risk mind-changes and failure?
But I guess one of the most important things to consider is: Are the above issues sufficient reason not to try? Will I turn 50 and hate myself for not even giving things a shot? I don’t think I want to be a 50 year old who never really achieved anything or did anything interesting in the way of study and career, and never even tried to.
So what would be worse? Deciding on something and turning out to be bad at it/apathetic/dislike it? Or making no decision at all, taking the path of least resistance, and ending up back in customer service?