Sean Aiken is a recent college grad trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life. He’s embarked on a unique experiment: to try 52 jobs in 52 weeks. From Sean’s One Week Job website:
After finishing college with a business degree, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t settle for a career that I am not truly passionate about. My goal is to gain a better understanding of what I need in a career to be happy and inspire others to go after their passions.
Wow. A passion to find his passion! I wish I had thought of that. I know most of us didn’t have the money to live without wages after graduating college, but even if we had, would we have done something this crazy? Probably not. I know I wouldn’t have. It takes a special kind of bravery to put yourself out there like that.
There are a lot of jobs I wish I’d tried: martial arts instructor (I’d have to be a lot better than I am now), graphic designer (a real one), furniture maker (or any craftperson making usable goods), editor (in the LA-sense, aka film editing), stage manager… the list goes on. If most of my passion wasn’t being poured into writing right now, I’d be tempted to go after some of these.
What about you? What career path do you wish you’d tried?