In my second last year and on the way to applying for my MSW, I am thinking a lot about what I want to do, what I want to study, what I want to research. I have SOME areas of interest, but nothing that really gives me great excitement. Nothing that I can't pull myself away from, if you will.
In one of my classes last week, the instructor was talking about his schooling and career path. He explained how he got his degrees, what he studied and what he researched. In his explanation, he talked about how no matter how esoteric or odd your interest, you can still connect it to your life and learning in some way. He talked about how, in a particular class, he had his "Aha!" moment where he discovered what he wanted to do.
I have yet to have that moment. There are some interests that I have, including mental health, harm reduction and politics, but nothing that I know I want to pursue for sure. There's nothing that makes me want to say "This is my specialty!"
Since there is this great community of bloggers out there, I want to throw this out to you. What are your interests and areas? What areas do you wish to pursue in the future? What was your "Aha!" moment?