A fter my son graduated from high school, like many people, he was trying to figure out what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. One day after visiting the local college, he became interested in “Massage Therapy.” He looked at the curriculum and decided he definitely wanted to be a Massage Therapist. I was about to plunk down $10,000 for the course when the thought popped into my head that I should take him to talk to a friend of mine who was a Massage Therapist. This way he could get a massage, talk to her about the business end of it and then decide if that was something he really wanted to do.
The day before he was supposed to enroll in this course, I took him to my friend’s house where he received a full body massage and he asked her questions about the business. I was so excited as we left her house because it seemed to me that things went well. As we left her house, I asked my son what he thought about everything and was quite surprised when he said, “I could never be a massage therapist. I could never do that to strangers!” I was so thankful I had made that decision and had not spent $10,000 in tuition only to find out down the road he really wasn’t happy with the choice.
Luckily for you, there is an actual company -- Vocation Vacations -- that arranges for you to “test drive” your dream job. After all, it would be a great tragedy to quit your job only to find out down the road that you really didn’t like what you thought was going to be your dream job.