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What should I be when I grow up

I am a Youtuber who does Minecraft animation. I have 63 subscribers on Youtube. I play tons of video games, Minecraft being my favorite one. I have autism and ADHD. But I managed to get into talented and gifted. I want to know what I want to do with my life. #career

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Deijana’s Answer

Follow your heart! Keep working on youtube and building a following. Believe in yourself and promote yourself. Animation is a huge skill! There are courses in computer science that you can take and learn a lot more to contribute to your talent. Keep growing and expanding. Your path will continue.
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Vic’s Answer

Life is a journey where you try things out, evaluate if it is for you and then make decisions based on your experience. Another added level of complexity is that you yourself will also change and what your interests and values are at one point may change and the job that you thought was meant for you no longer is. The bottom line is the idea of something being meant for you is a goal that is unrealistic. Instead reserve time for introspection to figure out what you want in life, career, etc and figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are, tie those together and figure out what careers align with such - this will set you up with more alignment in what you want that may not be something you are conscious of and tie it to a career.

Figure out what your life goals are (ie. work to fund your hobbies, work as your hobby)
Figure out what you want to learn from a job, what you value in a job
Figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are
Figure out what jobs align with your personal abilities and your personal & professional goals
Figure out what opportunities are closely available to you (ie. school network, campus recruiting, personal connections, etc)
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Matt’s Answer

Keep an open mind. I see many today (including my children) are attracted to the money social media influencers and gamers are making. But it is perhaps rare that one "makes it big" with such opportunities. You are in a talented and gifted so investing in your education, which is smart. This should lead you to college opportunities if that is the direction you want to take.
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Eileen’s Answer

I had a career coach tell me once that it is important to know your skills, but it's also important to know your weaknesses so that you can avoid work that involves your weaknesses. He went on to say that once you know your skills, then see if you can find work that also involves things you are interested in.

So I'd suggest spending some time further identifying your skills. To identify skills, you can think of things you like or are good at, and figure out what makes you good at the activity. For example, you may have excellent eye-hand coordination if you are a gamer. This skill is helpful in many technical roles. When you do this exercise, you can ask people who know/care about you to help--they may have helpful suggestions.

Best wishes.
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Dr. Sudeep’s Answer

It seems to me you are already creating a career for yourself. This is in itself a talent. Remember the way to know if you are really making the most of your life is to know if you are a useful citizen to people and planet. Right now, if you have over 60 subscribers, it basically means there are people out there who are enjoying and believing in your work. Take the path of working on this and perhaps doing what is the responsible manner. Over time, ask for feedback or listen or read the comments and make the best of what they say. Who knows you could develop what you are doing now into something even more exciting.
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