Failure #1. My very creative son who has been drawing since he could hold a crayon. And at 4 years old on an Etch-A-Sketch created a multi-sail pirate ship that was jaw dropping, and in college majored in Advertising, and who took every new career assessment I wanted to try out and always came up “creative”, has taken a job as an analyst working with medical electronic records. Hardly creative. I blew that one! Out of the 1000 occupational titles this would have been 985 just above anthropology, aerospace scientist, and electrician for him. Nope, would never have guessed it as a career counselor or a father.
You know what? I failed as a career counselor. Never saw it coming. But happenstance in life takes many forms and the end result, at the end of the day, career counselors should be happy if our clients, students, or sons are happy with their occupation. He is happy. If he is happy, I am happy.[Read more…] about Failure Makes Me Happy