22 years old: supply chain management (corporate)
23 years old: finance (corporate)
24 years old: accounting (corporate)
24.5 years old: vagabond
25 years old: ESL teacher
Still looking for my place. Vagabond was the best yet. The corporate scene didn't jive with me and made me feel inauthentic as a person. It also forced "J", and even "S" on me.
INFP's are prone to idealism, no secret, so quite naturally I idealized what it would be like to be an ESL teacher. Thought it would be a great way to make a difference, teach something I'm passionate about and travel. The only thing true so far is the travel! Teaching ESL is about taking something I love, the complexity of language, and simplifying and systemizing it. Essentially ripping the poetry out of it and making it math. I do enjoy the one-on-one sessions, but the rest of the time I am dealing with classroom management, paperwork, planning and administration, which has turned out to be a lot of the job. To do these things, you must be linear and task-oriented. My mind is such a mess that planning and organization literally make me break out in hives. I am beginning to see why teaching has become an SJ world!
I don't want to sway you though. If you have a passion for it, go for it! Another important element, and the deciding factor for me against it, is that I'm not super confident in front of a big group, something I didn't know about myself, to be as effective and satisfied as I wish I were. I'm thinking of going back to vagabonding.
Hobbies: reading, languages, making music, writing