This has been an all time favourite question of our parents, elders and other well wishers ever since the time we were kids. And the answers varied greatly, with age. I remember wanting to be a scientist, a beauty queen, an astronaut, a doctor and finally an engineer, which I am (hopefully) destined to be now.
So even now that we are enrolled in the courses of our desire, with many of us graduating this year, the question still creeps into our minds. ‘What should I do with my life’? Is there some tried and tested way to find where one’s true passion lies?
The key to solving such dilemmas may lie in the hands of this young recent university graduate Sean Aiken, who like many of us struggled to answer the question, “What should I do with my life?” Determined on discovering what his passion truly was, he came up with this idea of One-Week Job project and set on a never-done-before epic journey throughout North America with a remarkable goal of working 52 jobs in 52 weeks to find his real passion.
During those 52 weeks, Sean trekked more than 46,000 miles, slept on 55 couches, raised over $20,000 for charity, and tried numerous jobs like that of a Baker, Teacher, Real Estate Agent, Advertising Executive, Hollywood Producer, Radio DJ, and many more.
This exhilarating experience has been made into a documentary film with the help of Sean’s best friend, filmmaker Ian MacKenzie who followed him on the road to shoot the happenings. Check out the details and the movie trailer here.
The reasons why I am sharing this? On March 8, there is a screening of the film along with a presentation and Q&A with the film’s star at Ryerson University! Check out this page for more details and be sure to make it to the event for an opportunity to meet with such this dynamic and inspiring young man.