I am lucky, in my twenties, to have a job that I love, with the potential to continue on a specific career path that excites me. This, needless to say, excites both of my parents quite a bit as well. My parents, however, have always been great about reminding me that I don't need to know my entire life right now, and that it's always ok to change your mind.
This morning we did a segment on changing your career at any point in life. The tape spot setting up the live segment focused mainly on mothers going back to work after staying home with the kids. While I can't personally relate, one number quoted by Jean Chatzky, TODAY contributor, from a survey taken by Money Magazine, is that 60% of people are unhappy in their current jobs. That is a very high number! WATCH VIDEO
I have to say, I can understand the difficulty in making big changes. When I asked my mother to describe my reaction to big change she promptly responded, "You don't like it...you get upset." I think that's pretty accurate, and I can see how it would be hard to make a big career change after being settled in one job for a long time. I found this segment helpful in making us all aware that it's never too late to switch things up, but I'm wondering if any of you have stories about major career changes you've made on your own? Send us your comments!