have you missed your calling in life?
yes. i am awesome at something i rarely do
20% (21)
20% (21)
no. i get paid for what i do well
17.1% (18)
17.1% (18)
i volonteer my awesome skills for free
16.2% (17)
16.2% (17)
i suck at everything
44.8% (47)
44.8% (47)
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so i got to thinking the other day that i'm an awesome cook!!!
ego stroking aside i really do cook well and in another life who knows i may have been a world class chef, maybe one day i might get a hot dog cart or something but for the time being my talents are wasted.
so what is it in your life that you do exceptionally well and are you putting that skill to good use?

TopazFusion:
I'm pretty sure I just suck at life.

If I *do* have a calling, I haven't found it yet...

lol this so much.

The only thing i'm remotely decent at is love making. I guess i could have been a male porn star?

I get paid pretty well for something I love doing.

I was encouraged to draw, I went to school for drawing, I now have a job in which I draw,
but I have wondered if I'd make a good veterinarian.

My main talent is being adequate to good at "everything", a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none. So no, I don't feel I've missed my calling, I think I just don't really have one.

I like my current job well enough, I don't love it though. On the other hand I'm not convinced there is such a thing as a "fun" job.

I don;t really have a "talent" (except for my fabulous avatars of coarse)

my only ever "thing" was drawing...I was never even that good, but that was just my "thing" I gave it up though around highschool, which make me depressed when I realised I no longer had a "thing"

hell I dont think I was even talented..I friggen copied my (probably more talented..but lacking in actual technical skill) brothers style when I was like 5,

only relitivly recently I have begun drawing..and am making slow progress, I also have the desire to create somthing...or tell a story, somthing I might try out

I think when it comes to things like that its VERY easy to get intimidated and put off by those better than you...especially if they are considerably younger <-but I think thats somthing people get too hung up on

most of the time the best people werent the best because they were born with talent...they were the best because they drew/played/wrote/studied a metric fuckton

my point is it takes effort and work but its doable...10 000 hours!

Al-Bundy-da-G:
I am also a damn decent cook. I'm going to culinary school next year after I get my finance straight.

Suck it Gordon Ramsey

does gordon ramsey not like culinariy schools? XD

I am also a damn decent cook. I'm going to culinary school next year after I get my finance straight.

Suck it Gordon Ramsey

Al-Bundy-da-G:

Suck it Gordon Ramsey

Not before he tells you you fucking suck and you should fucking go fuck yourself because you're not fucking going to fucking cook any fucking bloody meals if he's around.

Seriously, all Gordon Ramsay shows should be just named "Gordon swears a lot". He still can cook, tho, I'll give him that.

As for my calling? Yes, I've missed it, entirely my own fault. I should have taken stuff more seriously, even when I wasn't sure it was indeed what I wanted. Still bitter about it, but I make do. Maybe I can turn it around one day, maybe not.

I make fun of movies and I'm going for a film major in college...

I don't know, you tell me!

I'm not sure yet, as it's only just started really (and this is true for the majority of people on the escapist). I can probably either become a really good scientific researcher or really good programmer, and I'd sort of like to achieve both...

I almost did. As a teen I wanted to make video games. Because I liked playing video games, you see.

Then I majored in computer science and got a programming job and discovered I hated programming. I was fairly good at graphic design, but terrible at the kind of graphic design most companies were hiring for- advertising, designing web site color schemes, etc.

I took a language teaching job and discovered that not only did I have a talent for it (though I made lots of mistakes), but that I really enjoyed it. Now I'm a language teacher getting my credentials in order.

I am pretty decent at anything I put some time in. Although I don't really have a thing that stands out. Maybe hockey, but I think that's mostly because I have been doing that the longest.

Meh, probably, although the only thing I ever properly excelled at was pwning noobs in first person shooters.

Went to university, spent four years studying for a degree, finished university to find there were absolutely no jobs going, so after a year of unemployment I got into a graduate scheme, and was retrained for computer programming. It's not a bad job (really boring when there's no work though) but by the time the economy picks up and jobs start appearing again I'm going to have forgotten everything I learned at uni, so trying to get a job with my original degree will be pretty much useless.

Not yet. Currently enrolled in a program which will hopefully provide me with a job that I want to do.

Of course, there are only a few positions for that job in the entire of the city, but I'll just have to off a few people to open those positions up, right? ;D

i dont have heard any callings. maybe i am deaf.

or maybe i should not ignore all those voices in my head compelling me TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
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I hope not. Almost though... I think. I'm 19 and just recently discovered my love for acting. It's something I love and, quite frankly, I'm good at, so I'm working on pursuing that. 19 is a bit late, but not terribly so.

I'm an excellent academic writer, but I need to get my doctorate before I'll get paid properly to do it. It'll happen eventually.

Well I don't consider myself a terrible writer, and I got a lot of praise from my grammar teachers in school whenever there was creative writing involved. I like writing, and am currently working on several stories. Mostly just stuff I'd like to read myself.

Would you consider being able to work with just about any kind of person a skill? If so, I also have that.

Well I was a pro at badminton (however I am NOT a pro when it come to the fast hitting version!) and drawing (I always get good grade in Art Class).
However thanks to the ingrowing toenail I hard, I skipped PE lession alot which resulted in my skill in Badminton degraded alot while I did not persuade my talent in Art either (one of my degee I would of persuade was Art) which again my talent in it had degraded aswell.

I am pretty sure I would make an amazing lawyer, but am currently majoring in mechanical engineering, even though I hate math. I am quite good at it, but I hate it so much.

Eclipse Dragon:
I was encouraged to draw, I went to school for drawing, I now have a job in which I draw,
but I have wondered if I'd make a good veterinarian.

Dragons don't get along well with their food uhm I mean animals.

I'm still too young to be getting paid for what I do best but I'm going to school for a teaching degree and its what Im good at so I guess I'm on the right track to my calling.

Well, I'm an amazingly good programmer and that's what I do professionally, so I guess I am getting paid for my calling.

Well I'm currently taking a course for my specific desire, but like all students I suffer from great procrastination, and I don't believe I deserve to be taking the course, and I probably won't get hired because very few do.

So I am unlikely to have employment.
Probably won't get employment.
Or will try to be self employed and fail.

And then maybe I'll work in a flower shop to meet women, or something...

It's becoming more and more apparent that, while I can train to ensure that I have a job in future, my calling is:

A: Not a job at which one can make any money.
B: Technically not a 'job'
C: More and more difficult to continue doing as I slowly cease to enjoy it or produce anything.

Fun.

Having discovered the writings of Robert Greene I've discovered my affinity and love for socially based psycho analysis. So, I'm going to find some programs that will fulfill that need.

I'm generally talented at a variety of stuff, but right now I'm sorting though a lot of issues with my life. I wouldn't say I've missed my calling in life just yet: I'm sharpening up in film, 3D Modeling, and drawing, and it seems that for someone who's self-taught in a lot of my work I seem to be getting by okay. Still want to do more though, but fixing my life up is my priority.

Closed doors, opened window.

The uni degree I've chosen was a total disaster and I was a derelict hobo for quite a while.

Then out of sheer desperation I ended up a security guard, got posted at an office building that was going through massive occupy strikes. Apparently the proprietary security guys that were actually employed by the company liked me and offered me a job and now I'm in one of the highest paid unarmed security departments in the region and am applying for the police.

I'm not saying I'm a bad programmer, one of my portfolio projects was on about the same level of complexity as the shit Zynga puts out, and I did it solo. It's really about how many skills you can comfortably rely on. Not all of them are equally productive or marketable, it's really a question whether one actually enjoys getting paid for putting that particular skillset to use and leaning off of other ones.

And yes, I LOVE wrestling meth addicts. Not sure what it says about my mind state, but I used to pay places to teach me how to fight, now I'm getting paid to do it.

I'm good at math, dancing, language, physiology, psychology and reading behavior. I'm currently working as a private math tutor (which is awesome) and pole dancing at an awesome studio in Stockholm. Entered my first competition a month ago, and won. Pretty soon I'm probably gonna study to become a nurse. With my fascination for people and medicine I think I'd enjoy it and be good at it. So no, I haven't missed any "calling" - then again, I think as long as you keep enjoying where you're at and doing the best you can with what you have, there's no missing anything.

I took a break from my studying psychology, I was planning to be a therapist. Then I inherited a farm, that's been interesting.

I like music and I like teaching.

Currently I am in my second last year of a Music/Ed degree and am enjoying it thoroughly.

I have not missed my calling.

Marter:
Not yet. Currently enrolled in a program which will hopefully provide me with a job that I want to do.

Of course, there are only a few positions for that job in the entire of the city, but I'll just have to off a few people to open those positions up, right? ;D

I'm sure your coke dealer has some contacts you can utilize to that regard.

OT: Well, I figured out I wanted to be a writer when I was twelve. Thing is, my first name is Jack, and that's pretty much the best way to describe me. As in I'm a Jack of all trades. But then it turns out I'm reading and writing on some kind of gifted and talented level, and thanks to Eragon (not an amazing book, but it roped me into this) I developed a love of story telling and world creation.

So... I've been angling myself towards a writing career, in journalism, but then hopefully writing novels, for the past six years. I have an escapist review spotlight, a couple of personally written letters of unsolicited idea rejection from a couple of publishers (from around when I was 13 writing mostly derivative fantasy) and a very small folklore book publication to my name.

So, I guess that's a start.

Harley Q:
I took a break from my studying psychology, I was planning to be a therapist. Then I inherited a farm, that's been interesting.

That sounds like the setup to a bad comedy (possibly a rom-com if one incorporates a handsome farmhand).

My calling is in IT support. Currently volunteering at an IT helpdesk (Have you tried turning it off and on again?) and not only loving every second of it but leaving every day with a "Thanks for your help today!" from my manager. :D

Binnsyboy:

Harley Q:
I took a break from my studying psychology, I was planning to be a therapist. Then I inherited a farm, that's been interesting.

That sounds like the setup to a bad comedy (possibly a rom-com if one incorporates a handsome farmhand).

Quick someone find me a farmhand!! A handsome farmhand dammit!

I hope not. I'm only twenty and still in school. That's too early to miss your calling, right?

Right?

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