You choose your direction when you’re young but over the years you may find that your job creates more stress than you want to deal with. It may even leave you feeling trapped and unhappy about life.
After high school I went to work with my dad and sister in a supermarket that we bought as a family business. Supermarkets are open fifteen hours per day, every day of the week, all year.
We had management but we were almost always present in the business to ensure that things ran smoothly. I had no time for anything else but work and sleep for the two-plus years that I worked there. Fortunately, the business made good money, but when we got the chance to sell and get out, we took it. Sometimes hard work and sacrifice are worth the effort, but there’s only so long we can sustain that.
Unless you’re doing something you love, consider looking at alternative jobs. Everyone needs money, and sometimes you don’t have immediate options. But you have the power to plan and work toward something different if that’s truly what you want.