"You can't even make a meatloaf sandwich!" the woman yelled at me, before storming out of the store. I looked down at what I had created. She was right, I had no idea how to make a meatloaf sandwich. It was my first day on the job in a grocery store deli in 1993.
High school graduation is approaching, and after a fun-filled summer, many new freshmen will be entering universities in the fall to embark on an educational journey that will hopefully earn them a career that is both satisfying and financially lucrative.
You don't necessarily have to be a student to intern, and there are other ways of sampling careers. Do volunteer work. Help a friend, whose work intrigues you, on the weekends. I know people who tried on a new career just by entering a contest.
If you're constantly preparing to enjoy your life later, you're not enjoying your life. A few years ago, my friend Matt left a very well paid job as a lawyer because he wanted to open a dive shop on a beach in Thailand.