Tamika L. Holmes
May 13, 2013
Career Plan-Reflection Paper
Things do not always turn out the way that we plan them. This thing called life will bring struggles, distractions and uncontrollable events. While these are not always bad things, they do take us off of one path and detour us. Well thank God for second and sometimes third chances. I have to say that I was not the typical high school graduate, or maybe I was and I just don’t know it. When I graduated I didn’t have on rose colored glasses and expect everything to just fall in line. I didn’t even know what I wanted to be when I “grew up. I believe if I had access to a system such as the Career Plan Building Activities, I would have been guided in the right direction.
I currently have a plan in which my goal is to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, and continue until I receive a Master’s Degree in Counseling. While I am only a few classes from completing my degree program, this journey has taken nearly 17 years. During this journey I have had several jobs in various fields; I have married, and had children. I am very happy in my marriage and with the family that we have created, but I feel unfulfilled knowing that I have left something as important as my education incomplete. Additionally, I am aware of the statistics that say children with college educated parents, will graduate from college too. Everything that I do is to ensure that my children have a better life than I did.
Until recently I still questioned what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, or until retirement. I know for certain that I have no passion for what I currently do. Aside from my co-workers, I don’t like anything about my job. Fortunately for me this class allowed me the opportunity to participate in the Career Plan Building Activities. Through completing these activities, I had to