What I’ve absorbed the most from my various experiences this summer is that no matter how “unconventional” a career may seem, there will always be…

What I’ve absorbed the most from my various experiences this summer is that no matter how “unconventional” a career may seem, there will always be bureaucratic stuff to be dealt with. I can attempt to lie to myself, but the truth is that they’re all the same, these careers. From managing a restaurant, a non-profit organization, to a high patient load, all the careers I’ve explored operate under similar structures. I’ve come to terms with the fact that at the end of the day, a job is a job. No matter how virtuous the mission, no matter how visionary the objectives of an institution there will always be those dreadfully mundane tasks to do. Then there is money. Almost everything seems to be driven by money in the world. I’m not necessarily against that or anything, but my inner idealist would rather have it otherwise. As it’s neither practical or realistic, in my opinion, to believe that the world is driven by less material factors, I’ve accepted that also.

Are there any careers out there that might not be so deeply entrenched in bureaucratic affairs and financial concerns?

– Allyson