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01 Jul 2010 - 19:5935506
goals/ aspirations?
this may sound like a wierd topic/question, but im genuinly intrested ^^

so i was sitting thinking about the whole 'where do you see yourself in 5 years' situation..and nothing came to my mind, ive been out of college for 3 years, and really by now i should have figured out what i want to do with my life, but have no real passion or desire for any career :/
(bit of a downer sorry XD)

so i was just wondering, what your goals and aspirations are? like what your training/studying for, where you see yourself in a few years, and also, what helped you make that decision?
y'know like if your goal is to become a top scientist, or even to just have a family? i wanna know what you guys have in mind.

i dunno if anyone else out there is feeling the same kinda thing as me, so i just wanted a bit of inspiration, to try and sort myself out ^^


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01 Jul 2010 - 20:1335508
I always used to have a grand plan for my life, looking at it now its a bit ridiculous but bear with me here cause I really thought thats how things work!
my plan used to be to go to uni, I'd of course meet "the one" there and by now I'd be hugely successful, engaged and having the time of my life.

But sadly real life has made me realise that things don't always work out to the way its planned I've just finished my first degree (in graphic design) and I've been single the last 2 years but I'm happy enough ^^

my plans now are a lot more practical, I've sort've given up on the grand romantic swept off my feet dreams, having gained a semi unpractical degree I now plan to do some freelance illustration work while I start my new degree in a much more practical field (radiography). So really nowadays my whole 5 year plan goes - make enough money to live and be happy!
I think if I go any more detailed then that now I'll just feel a bit disappointed if/when I don't reach my goals by the set time!


01 Jul 2010 - 20:2435511
Quote kitty_yachiru:
this may sound like a wierd topic/question, but im genuinly intrested ^^

so i was sitting thinking about the whole 'where do you see yourself in 5 years' situation..


I've been graduated 5 years now . . . scary!
I never had a plan and it never bothered me as i'm not really ambitious! I only ever wanted an easy and secure life but instead I decided to be an artist. I fell into doing my degree because art was the only thing i really enjoyed and i was good at making things, fell into a job i loved through some work experience and then somehow i ended up with this amazing opportunity working for someone i truly admire (a real living icon/idol) and living in london through very little effort really . Not that it's been all that easy since i moved here, i'm back to working 2 jobs and my business is sidelined again :/ still wouldn't change it I'm happier than i can remember being, if not a little stressed occasionally

I guess my only real ambition would be to actually have my business pay for itself and have some real sucess with it- I just need to get of my backside and make it happen (by working 7 day weeks occasionally )



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01 Jul 2010 - 20:3235512
well my plans atm are get a job for 2 years save, go back to college for 2 years then by year number 5

ill be the leader of the top worldwide corporation in bio androids and i ll be the employer of adam from deus ex LOL
"THEY CANNOT STOP US, THEY CANNOT STOP THE FUTURE"


01 Jul 2010 - 20:3935513
I love this thread idea!

I've just finished my first year at college on a BTEC Art & Design course, and I'm currently scouting unis. I've decided to take Fashion Design (Costume Design) And maybe once I'm out of uni in the far off distance I'd like to be able to see myself designing and or making costumes for television/plays/FILMSSSS *O* (This is provided I get the grades I need next year and unis accept me! ^^' )

It might seem a bit ambitious, but my reasoning is this - Someones got to do the job ;D!

After that (if I get that far) who knows. As long as I'm happy I dont mind where I end up too much. I'll go mad if I'm stuck with an average 9-5 day job (I struggle to cope as it is during holiday time!)



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01 Jul 2010 - 20:4035514
I recently graduated. My degree is in Animation and much like Montblanc, it's somewhat....unpractical. The animation industry just like illustration is a harsh mistress and it's nigh on impossible to break into a company without being a really hot topic freelancer.

The problem I have is that I'm interested in so many different things. Animation, illustration, web design, graphics, fashion design and creation, wig and hair design and styling, prosthetic work and theatrical makeup/costume creation.

For me to gain a recognised qualification for all of that, I'd be looking at alot of time and money.

So as it is, I'll be freelancing and re setting up my wig commission service whilst having a job, which I still havn't got!. In order to gain a portfolio good enough to break into the industry with.
Saying that, I'd absolutly love to be the head of a costume department for theatrical works, film and TV or doing something creative like that.

If I could though, I would gain a 2nd degree in fashion, mostly so that I can create my own clothing and costumes to a much higher detail than I currently do, and then with that, I'd aim to get into a company designing or creating theatrical wear. Alas, I'll never be able to afford to do so, so I'll have to build a fashion portfolio myself and apply to jobs in the field hoping that someone picks me because of what I've created rather than what qualifications I have (but thats a fairy tale)

So, I dont really have a 5 year plan, mostly I'll just take what I can get freelance wise, and slowly work on other talents.


01 Jul 2010 - 20:5235516
Heh... this is a constant worry of mine as I really have no idea what I want to do in life. I did a BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management but didn't go into that in the end due to what I view as my lack of confidence. I then went and did a Foundation Degree in Multimedia and Internet Technologies but I hated the course as I feel as I was mis-lead into what it was about originally. I stuck with it though and completed it despite being very un-happy. I'm now going into another course, this time a Foundation Degree in Graphic Design with Interactive Multimedia. I hope to get into web design but not have to deal with the programming side of it (I discovered programming is NOT my thing on the course I disliked)

But... I am very scared that I won't like this new course due to the fact that I don't know what on earth I wanna do in life. I will have to see I suppose


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01 Jul 2010 - 20:5735517
Quote Special-Pleb:

It might seem a bit ambitious, but my reasoning is this - Someones got to do the job ;D!


funny you should say that XD
it was always my response when people ask why i do retail work (well, currently im un-employed but full time carer for my mum)
and i'd always say someones gotta do it ^^

most people find it odd of me to just want to work 9-5 in a shop XD... ive never been ambitious, so aslong as im able to support myself it seems fine to me ^^

its wierd to say, but im glad to see that other people are in similer boats to me XD
i was going through a stage of, 'ohhh its so easy for everyone else, woe is me' XD

oh, i also did a national diploma in media studies a few years back...but living where i do theres no outlet for using my qualification, apart from freelance photography, or setting up my own company... but theres already several small private buisness's doing similar things ^^;


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01 Jul 2010 - 21:0035518
Quote kitty_yachiru:
Quote Special-Pleb:

It might seem a bit ambitious, but my reasoning is this - Someones got to do the job ;D!


funny you should say that XD
it was always my response when people ask why i do retail work (well, currently im un-employed but full time carer for my mum)
and i'd always say someones gotta do it ^^

most people find it odd of me to just want to work 9-5 in a shop XD... ive never been ambitious, so aslong as im able to support myself it seems fine to me ^^

its wierd to say, but im glad to see that other people are in similer boats to me XD
i was going through a stage of, 'ohhh its so easy for everyone else, woe is me' XD


KITTY tbh thats kinda my plan, get a job tht i can support myself with and have some fun, all that high crap haha fuck it SOMEONE HAS TO SELL CLOTHES AND BISCUITS


01 Jul 2010 - 21:1835520
First things first, survive another two years of uni. I'm doing maths at york and I've made it through one year, so hopefully I can do the other two! 8D

After that.... no idea. Luckily doing maths gives you a lot of options, so hopefully I'll be able to find something I'm happy with. I'm thinking something in accounting.


01 Jul 2010 - 21:2035521
Quote Crazedteensie:
First things first, survive another two years of uni. I'm doing maths at york and I've made it through one year, so hopefully I can do the other two! 8D

After that.... no idea. Luckily doing maths gives you a lot of options, so hopefully I'll be able to find something I'm happy with. I'm thinking something in accounting.


Accounting is really well paid even at entry levels you'd be looking at USUALLY at least 15k per annum and then scaling upwards. the most well paied one I've seen advertised was about 40k per annum. If you have the head for it, it's the way to go!

and York, I live there! are you also local when you arent at uni? Iv'e seen a lot of accountancy based jobs advertised in the York area.


01 Jul 2010 - 21:3035522
I want to marry a rich man, own a mansion and live happily ever after <3

But because that's not happening I've decided to go into Acoustical Engineering, i.e. the study of sound and effects of architecture. Audio Engineering has also crossed my mind which is more Music Technology, but I'd like to give something involving a bit more Physics as I'd like to take a Physics (with Music minor) degree.

With the amount of Music I do (and that's seriously a lot!), one would think I'd follow a musical path involving performance or composition. But I don't have a creative bone in my body to compose. And I only like performing in ensembles. So unless I get into some top professional orchestra (which would be a dream <3) then no. I'm not confident enough to play solo at all! (Even in my YouTube videos I get too nervous to play my best LOL, sighhhh xD)

My back up plan is audio engineering as I previously stated. Then I can be up there in theatres working the lights and sound. I've experienced this first hand and really do love doing it, even setting up the lights is great fun! (Not when the lights are super heavy though, or when they brought out that super huge disco ball for me to hang up, I needed to find the supervisor to do it for me oTL *weak*)
The perk of that area is that I get to watch awesome performances for free |D

So, 5 year plans?
Year 1: Finish A levels
Year 2, 3, 4: Do degree in something nerdy
Year 5: Find the job I want or do a post-grad if needed.
If I marry a rich man then I don't need to do all that ;D *shot*

Y'know last year I never wanted to do any of that, and wanted to do a Maths degree and go from there, maybe accountancy (cause they pay really well 8D). But then I took Further Maths and from then on my love of Maths went straight out the window and in came Physics, which is where all these ideas sprouted from

I also wanted to be a conductor. And I still do.
But you need to know how to play every instrument in the orchestra and to pay off that many instrumental lessons = AHHHHH! (You don't necessarily need a diploma in every instrument, that's ridiculous. But you do need basic knowledge of how to play every instrument ;w; )
There goes my wish to become a conductor
(This is why I need a rich man ;D *shot, again*)


01 Jul 2010 - 21:4535523
ahaha, new plan...
become a WAG XD


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01 Jul 2010 - 21:5035524
Quote Lulu Rose:
Accounting is really well paid even at entry levels you'd be looking at USUALLY at least 15k per annum and then scaling upwards. the most well paied one I've seen advertised was about 40k per annum. If you have the head for it, it's the way to go!

and York, I live there! are you also local when you arent at uni? Iv'e seen a lot of accountancy based jobs advertised in the York area.


Yeah, I'd really like a well paying job. I'd still be happy just scraping by.... but I wanna be able to afford to go to Disneyworld XD

Nah, I live on the wirral (near liverpool) usually. But thank you anyway 8D And it's nice to know there's some other cosplayers around here XD


01 Jul 2010 - 21:5035525
oh yeah... of course all my general plans go out the window if i find a multi millionaire ;D

or you know... a winning lottery ticket!


01 Jul 2010 - 21:5535527
Quote montblanc:
or you know... a winning lottery ticket!


Ooooh yes, that too!
Right, cause marrying a millionaire is impossible. Time to win the lottery! It's only a 1 in a 13278901431230732 chance, nothing to worry about

That or I can become a race car driver, then I can speed legally and get paid lots for it


01 Jul 2010 - 21:5635528
My plan is to finish my French, Spanish, German and Sociology GCSE's and then my A Levels, but that's still a few years off



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01 Jul 2010 - 22:1535530
Quote CrystalNeko:
I want to marry a rich man, own a mansion and live happily ever after <3


This is my backup plan ;D I shall be a lady of lesiure <3


01 Jul 2010 - 22:4635531
Wait what! Kitty your ambition is to buy me that ICECREAM D;



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01 Jul 2010 - 23:1235532
I really wanted to be a musical theatre actress and was looking at doing a 3-year course after I finished taking my A-Levels in Performing Arts, Theatre Studies and Dance. But sadly during college my depression first hit me and I ended up failing the last 2 subjects and getting a low grade in P.Arts. This made me think I possibly couldn't cope with that sort of career due to all the rejections and I feared another breakdown during my course and wasting a lot of money, theatre training isn't cheap...

That was nearly 4 years ago and I've just been working since, mainly retail. I don't have any set career plans right now which is kinda sad, I just don't know what I am capable of that will make me happy. I would like to be a librarian though and I've looked at doing a book-keeping course. We'll see.

But my main goal in life is to find that special man just for me, settle down in our own house and have kids. Being a house-wife and looking after my family full time would satisfy me and make me happy I think.

My out-of-reach dream would be to live in a castle with my own personal library and talking furniture....


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02 Jul 2010 - 01:2135539
Hmmm a tough question indeed.
I've have wanted to be so many different things I often wonder if I'll ever actually settle on a specific area XD

I've got a BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design (but let's face it, that gets you no where) and I'm gonna be starting my 3rd and final year of Animation in september. I thought it was what I wanted to begin with but now I just wish the course was over, I'm really not empassioned by it at all and I don't really see myself working in the industry.

To be honest, the only things I feel I have any sort of skills in just seem silly to actually try and get a job... cosplay, singing, cooking :/ not really a lot I can do with that. Something I've only started thinking about recently is editing. I'm really picky about grammar, spelling and punctuation and I figure I could put it to good use, I already read through and edit a lot of my friends' written work.

I think in terms of dream jobs though I have a couple of different scenarios:
1. Work for somewhere like the BBC in the costume department
2. Work in the kitchens of a small bakery/confectionary shop
3. Being able to sing on stage/be part of a musical production

When I write it down or say it out loud it just seems a tad silly >.< but I think that would make me really happy, especially the singing, I'd love to pursue that. Singing at the Bristol Clubnights is a lot of fun and getting asked to sing at Kita 2010 was such an good experience for me, I'd love to do something like that again to a bigger scale but I know I'd really need to train my voice in terms of volume D:

Bah, pipe dreams I guess
Sorry for the ramble!


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02 Jul 2010 - 09:2735545
Quote Chibi:
I'm gonna be starting my 3rd and final year of Animation in september. I thought it was what I wanted to begin with but now I just wish the course was over, I'm really not empassioned by it at all and I don't really see myself working in the industry.



I know EXACTLY what you mean here. I feel the same way and my 3rd year was HORRIBLE. >_< I only enjoy doing animation at my own pace to be honest. I can stop doing it when I want then.


02 Jul 2010 - 10:2835547
Quote CrystalNeko:
Quote montblanc:
or you know... a winning lottery ticket!


Ooooh yes, that too!
Right, cause marrying a millionaire is impossible. Time to win the lottery! It's only a 1 in a 13278901431230732 chance, nothing to worry about

That or I can become a race car driver, then I can speed legally and get paid lots for it


Never fret! if you've been attacked by a shark and struck by lightning then you might just win the lottery!!!

If anyone is curious to why I state this, they have a a higher probability rate than winning the lottery. Though before being attacked by a shark you may have a chance of being killed by a coconut.

This is what the Discovery Channel teaches you lol

My 5 year plan...

1. Finish History A-level
2,3+4. University doing a game designing course
5. Have a successful game designing career.

What will prolly happen

1. Finish History A-level
2. Not get accepted into uni. Try to get a job, fail miserably
3. Still failing miserably
4. Got a dead end job
5. Made redundant.

I'm not feeling pessimistic... Just that's how life appears to be


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02 Jul 2010 - 14:0335550
This thread is a great idea! Sounds like we got a lot of talented people here! Good luck to everyone.

Currently I'm studying BTEC Art & Design & IT, will be starting my second year in September.
Then I hope to get into University next year doing a course in Game Art Design, as I've been interested in games since a very young age.
That's as long as I get the grades and get accepted at Uni.
At the moment it seems like a far off dream but I hope I can see this through to the end and be the one creating characters for the latest games! ;D (I can wish, eh?!)


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02 Jul 2010 - 14:3535553
Quote Lulu Rose:
Quote Chibi:
I'm gonna be starting my 3rd and final year of Animation in september. I thought it was what I wanted to begin with but now I just wish the course was over, I'm really not empassioned by it at all and I don't really see myself working in the industry.



I know EXACTLY what you mean here. I feel the same way and my 3rd year was HORRIBLE. >_< I only enjoy doing animation at my own pace to be honest. I can stop doing it when I want then.

Yeah it sucks D: my tutor is pretty cool though. I mean, he can be frustrating because he goes off on tangents that don't make any sense and doesn't explain things properly, but he's understanding. I think there's an 80% chance that he'll be letting me design and make costumes for my 3rd year :3 because he said "it's obviously your passion, and it's still a creative outlet so I don't see why anyone should have the right to stop you"
Lol, god knows what degree I'll get at the end though XD


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