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• Last updated: September 30, 2020

Man to Man Episode #3: Should I Change My Career Path?

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Welcome back to another episode of Man to Man. This week’s question comes from Mark. He writes:

“You’re going to think I’m crazy here, Brett, but I need some advice — man to man.

I’m a student, working toward a degree in library science, and I’ve nearly reached the end of the college run. It’ll be good to be done, I admit. The thing is, though, as the big day draws closer with its attendant cap and gown, I’ve come to the realization that, well, I don’t actually want to be a librarian. As a matter of fact, I don’t even want to be an “information specialist.” I don’t quite know how I came this far without having this realization, but I did. I think denial has something to do with it.

What do I want to do? I want to own a small farm, and run it as a traditional farm, rather than an agribusiness one. Think more along the lines of organic sustainable farming. I also want to do some basic sustainable lumber work during the farming off-season.

Am I utterly off my rocker?”

Watch My Response

What Do You Think?

Alright, its your turn. What advice do you have for Mark? Are you a man who went through college only to figure out you didn’t want to spend your career working in what you majored in? How did you make the leap to something different?

Please keep your comments uplifting and edifying. I want Man to Man to be a forum where men can feel safe asking and answering these questions.

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