Nothing to see here, move along people!
- Nov 1, 2007
I haven't worked that out yet. Left school at 18, after having dicked around for the final two years. Fell into uni. Five years of full/part time and working crap jobs. Was deemed by Centrelink as unemployable, and sent on a course. Did some work experience in a Government department as part of that, and haven't looked back. So I was about 28 when I decided I could do something I liked and get paid for it, and applied for and won a training job. And I rocked that job. Things moved on, changed etc etc. I've fallen into other jobs, been good at them, climbed the ladder. But nothing planned.Reading this post made me wonder, what age were you guys when you decided to stop being a kid and make something of your life?
In my head, I still feel 21, have lots of the same thoughts, pull the same faces. But sometimes I catch myself talking at work and listen to what I say and it freaks me out a little about where the words are coming from. I don't remember learning all that stuff, analysing those concepts and building a strategy, but fuck it, it happens somehow. In fact, went to my first senior manager's planning day last week. After trying, and failing, to keep my mouth shut, I figured that it would be the last time I would ever be allowed into the inner sanctum. And I'd probably get demoted in the process. But apparently I did OK.
But there are radio controlled cars in the drawer, nerf guns set up on the battlements, and car posters on the walls at work, so the bit about not being a kid anymore? I fail.