You have been thinking about how great it might be to follow your passion and work for a non-profit. You fantasize about working with people just like yourself who are passionate about what they do. Sounds great, but is it reality?
I will move to New York City before my 25th birthday, and I will pursue a career in writing. Am I scared? Yes. Does it matter? Sure. How will I succeed? That's easy. Days filled with action and nights full of sleep.
If you are ending the year with anything less than a "Wow, what a year," then the change you really need to make this year is to enlist help and support to achieve your goals. Shared goals are more likely to happen.
If you're a football fan, you probably know Lou Holtz as a college football coach. What you may not know is his compelling quest to do 107 things before he died. It started in 1966, when Lou was 28 years old.
Have you ever really, really wanted something, focused hard on getting it, wound up getting it and then wondered why you ever wanted it in the first place? If so, my suggestion would be to consider what matters most to you.