After the countless hours of studying, memorizing presentations and reading textbooks, it’s hard to believe that you won’t be using what you learned. You are forced to choose your career direction as soon as you leave high school, to find out that you probably won’t get a job in your field. If you do get a job in your field, you probably won’t use your degree as much as you thought.
After I graduated college, I was very lucky to be offered a position in my field a year after graduating. Although I was still getting my masters and was not looking for a full-time job, I decided to take it. I was very excited to start my first full-time job and begin my career in nutrition. I was dedicated to my major, as I worked out daily, ate healthy on a regular basis and paid attention to what I put into my body. I was thrilled to share my knowledge with the rest of the world and give people nutrition advice.
As I sit at my desk one year later in the same position, I have realized that I don’t use my degree. Yes, I love my job and the people here, but I do not practice what I love. I am nervous that I will lose focus on what is important to me and no longer enjoy researching food and nutrition. Does anyone use their degree? Was four years of college plus two years of grad school pointless?
I am in a constant cycle. I sit in hours of traffic every week and do the same work every day. I started my blog to keep myself motivated and to keep myself focused on nutrition. I do not want to lose who I am while working in the corporate world. I don’t want to give up on my passion just yet. I hope that this blog will encourage others to focus on what they love.