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I've been trying to figure out what to do with my life since college graduation. Thinking it's going to be journalism and maybe teaching later on.

Interested to hear what you all do and what your career stories are... also if you're out at your job or not, and how you figured out or knew if you were going to tell coworkers.

At my current job - just something to pay the bills atm - I'm not really making an effort to really talk to people that much. Some of them seem conservative enough that I might feel like lying and saying I have a boyfriend if it comes up in conversation... annoyingly had to turn down a couple numbers from weirdo men.

I've been trying to figure out what to do with my life since college graduation. Thinking it's going to be journalism and maybe teaching later on. Interested to hear what you all do and what your career stories are... also if you're out at your job or not, and how you figured out or knew if you were going to tell coworkers. At my current job - just something to pay the bills atm - I'm not really making an effort to really talk to people that much. Some of them seem conservative enough that I might feel like lying and saying I have a boyfriend if it comes up in conversation... annoyingly had to turn down a couple numbers from weirdo men.

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[–] legopants 6 points Edited

No career, dead end retail job right now. No idea what I'd want to do for a career. I'm limited due to MONEY and chronic pain. When I was a child I wanted to be a vet, that never happened and I don't care enough about certain animals anymore (dogs). I thought about being a policewoman after that, my dad told me I wouldn't be good at it. I don't want to anymore with that either, I have issues with police from personal experiences. And with the hatred they face already, the mismanagement, me being a woman, not a good idea. I've thought about being a lawyer, but that's a lot. Maybe a paralegal though. My life's kind of at a standstill right now. For a lot of reasons many beyond my control. I think what I'm most interested in learning about and doing is becoming a physical therapist. Can't say I have feeling it'll ever happen, though. But also my brother's most likely going to own a certain international shipping company someday, and I'll be able to get a long lasting, good paying job there.

I'm not really out at work besides a few people. Some guy was talking in the break room about his sexuality and life and I came out then to him and three other people in the room I don't think were even paying attention, just to talk to him and offer up similar experiences. Then two other people, one just knew I kissed a girl because we were talking about first kisses, and probably told her friend, another gay man we work with, which idc. I didn't plan on telling coworkers and don't. It's not something I feel needs to be said, but if conversation goes in that direction, I talk about it. I live In a still pretty conservative and religious area, but "be nice" is so heavily stressed in this religion, if they're against anything, it's said in private behind your back or not at all. 🤷‍♀️

Definitely hear you. There ain't just one way to live, and lots of different paths include just as many different obstacles. And lol, I like that you don't give a f if they talk in private behind your back. That's the mindset I try to keep at work too, everyone who causes drama cares way too much anyways.