Today, my mom told me that I need a backup plan if the medical device job doesn't pan out. I'm not sure which backup plan I'm on, but I'm so far away from my original plan I can barely remember what it was. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few, but here's a brief overview of my plans from the past ten years and what went wrong:
Plan A: Marine biologist
- As it turns out, I was too lazy and drunk to major in anything science related.
Plan B: Philosophy grad school in order to work in applied ethics
- A professor convinced me that this wasn't a very financially sound idea. In retrospect, best advice ever.
Plan C: Law school in order to work in medical ethics and/or health law
- Getting any job out of law school is tough. Getting job in a really niche area is next to impossible. If only someone had given me the same advice about law school that I was given about philosophy grad school.
Plan D: Real estate lawyer
- Didn't get hired at the real estate firm because my boss knew I didn't want to be a lawyer.
Plan E: Any kind of lawyer
- Had a job, lost that job, decided to stop looking for a lawyer job because I can't stand the thought of waking up thirty year from now having spent my life doing something I hate.
Plan F: Medical sales
- I think this is still my long-term goal. I don't have any experience in the area, so landing a job is pretty tough.
Plan G: Entry-level position in a medical device company
- The current plan.
Plan H: Bagging groceries at Jewel?
- The backup plan.
So, I'm currently pursuing my 6th backup plan and number seven is open for discussion. I'm pretty sure I can do better than bagging groceries, but I'm not ruling anything out.