Sometimes, I sit in class and just think, "This is such a complete waste of time."
Now, I understand that I am a marketing major, and business revolves around money, but I don't like learning about it. I can't help but think that there are more important things I should be filling my head with.
Don't get me wrong, I find the concept of marketing to be really fascinating and I'm excited to one day work in that field. I don't, however, find managerial accounting to be very interesting and I absolutely do not find enjoyment in supply chain management.
The worst part is that I spend so much time filling my head with that crap so I can do well in the class that I don't have time to fill my head with things that actually matter to me. I've been trying to reread The Case for Christ for about two months now and I'm only about half way through. School just gets in the way of true education!
I seriously just find myself spacing out in class and thinking about things that are completely unrelated to statistics, activity costing, and logistics. Imagine that! My thoughts consist of more than just random numbers and shipping procedures. I have more ambitions in life than to turn profits and increase my net worth.
I'm going into marketing, but I want to market something that I truly believe in. Something I think makes a difference. My absolute dream job is to work in marketing for Tooth and Nail records. It is by far my favorite record label and I love the artists they sign and the things their doing. It's something I really believe in and would want to market to others. I don't want to just sell something that has no meaning.
I know that what I do does not define who I am. I know that a job is just one part of who I am. What will really define me are the things I do to make a difference, and if that can be incorporated into my job, that would be great. If not, I'll just have to find things outside of work.
In the end, a job is just a job. A purpose, now that's something worth living for.