Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Definitions of Work, Career, and Vocation

To me, a career is something you are well versed in and spend a lot of time doing. It is usually an expertise one has and it is a broad category. My career at the moment is being a full time student. My life revolves around school and I spend long hours focusing only on that. I believe my title as a student is my career. The work I have in my life is my school work that I do in my career as a student or what I do to support the necessities I need in life. I babysit to make money. I enjoy it, but it is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. It is something I am doing just to get somewhere else in my life. I write papers, study for tests, filling out applications for housing and classes. What I consider to be my vocation is my calling in life. I believe my vocation in life is to help people. I do not find it to be my career or work because it is something I enjoy doing and believe I am meant to do.