I'll preface this by saying that I'm twenty years old, currently getting university credits so I can get into a degree program, and I've had an obscene amount of jobs (for various reasons, mostly that I'm flighty and get bored/fed up with my jobs). Anyways, for the lazy:
tl;dr- coworkers tell me I'd be bad at what I want to do and insist I should be a hair stylist instead, won't leave me alone about it.
I want to get an education degree, and I completely understand that it's not entirely likely that I'll get into teaching for real, but I'd really like to try. Plus, where I live, almost any degree can get you a not shitty job. The topic of school and future plans often comes up at work and most of the conversations go something like this:
"So Nicole, what are you going to school for?"
"Oh, I'm just doing open studies right now but I'd like to go into education."
"Yeah, I know it's not super likely or anything to actually get into it, but I'd like to try. And if that doesn't work I do have other options."
This is usually where they cut me off to rant about how "oh I know person in [small town] that couldn't get into teaching and now they work at a restaurant forever!!!!", "I know someone who could only get in because [family member] was the principal!", "You really wouldn't want to do that</> would you?".
But most of them tend to just take me saying that I have other options as "give me as much advice as possible". Most of these aren't even suggestions, they're "You wouldn't like that, you should be a hairstylist. I can see you doing it. You'd be much better at that."
Thanks for the encouragement guys It wouldn't be so annoying if they just made suggestions instead of cutting me off to tell me what I should do with my life and telling me I'd be shit at what I want to do. It wouldn't bother me so much if I didn't have to explain my reasoning and defend it daily and to the same people.
The thing is, most of the people lecturing me are in their late twenties to early thirties, never gone to school, working at a restaurant and involved in pyramid schemes. I don't want their shitty advice.
Jesus Christ leave me alone.
Bonus complaint: I lost thirty pounds () but now none of my clothes fit me. I finally look hot but none of my clothes compliment that (including my $200 now too big corset ) and I'm too broke for new clothes. Baaaw