|Not quite the right country. Still, it seems apt.|
OK, so hanging out on the sun-soaked beaches of the Colombian Caribbean may not be the most career-advancing move ever imagined, but it was during that year that I made a fundamental realisation: it doesn't matter what you do, as long as you do something.
I mean, obviously there are some factors to be considered. 'A person cannot live on bread alone', as someone once said (Jesus, actually). And it's worth doing something that you enjoy, although that can be a bit of a tricky one - for me, often, I don't realise I like something until I'm actually doing it. Enjoyment is also surprisingly far down the list of priorities - everyone's supposed to hate their first job, right? I was fully expecting to follow convention and not like my first job in Cambridge - the long hours, the commute, the office set-up, the mindless tedium of it all - but I learnt a heck of a lot from it, and I absolutely loved my colleagues! So, it pays to try things out. You can't have everything.
|Still not the right country. So sue me.|