I don't know what I want to do as far as career...any help?

So, I'm 22 and at the point where I don't know what I want to do in my life in terms of a career. I'm just at the position where I'm completely bored. I'm currently working retail, and I'm living in an apartment with my girlfriend who I've been with for 3 years. Yes...I really want make something happen between me and her. Deep down inside, my heart wants something challenging that can keep me going, but my mind is slowing me down cautiously whenever I think too much. I want a job that's challenging, rewarding, something I can grow with, and provides a steady income (enough to pay all my bills easily since I'm not a big spender). A part of me wants to try being a Firefighter...maybe put myself in a Volunteer position just to see where that goes. My mom says I should try being a Dental Assistant since it's one of the high demanding jobs these days. My dad says I should join the Military since he's a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer. I understand the benefits the Military provides as well as early retirement after 20 years, and my girlfriend and I need to be married if I want her to be entitled to those benefits...but being deployed and away for half a year or even more is something I don't think my girlfriend can really handle, including me. In time, I'm sure something will come up. I studied for Graphic Design 2 years ago. I stopped because I didn't like where it was going.

Asked By: Chris - 5/31/2012
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Joining the military is a good option. You can learn trade skills and then go for schooling afterwards. I believe you can do either college or trade school. The problem is the distance. I know what you mean, I have been with my girlfriend for less and after graduating and being two hours away from her with no job and a... More
Answered By: Michael K - 5/31/2012
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Personally, i would say find a branch and interesting job in the military.
Answered By: T9ne - 5/31/2012
I was getting ready to make some specific suggestions, but then I read your question more carefully. Here is the way I see it: You are not going anywhere with your life until you overcome your fear and dread (you call it "caution") of doing something wrong. Well, the most "wrong thing" you can do is exactly what you... More
Answered By: Old School Hero - 5/31/2012
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