On Short-Term Experimentation

A few months ago, I thought I wanted a cat. I’d been thinking about it for almost a year; I’d done all the research on training and breeds…

When my adoption application went through and I did my shopping at PetSmart, I started to have a bad feeling. When I took my new cat home, I knew I’d made a mistake. I wasn’t the cat person I thought I was.

You can do all the thinking and planning and brainstorming you want, but nothing will make up your mind like the actual experience. Spare yourself and those around you: Embrace short-term experimentation to figure out what you want. Job shadow or intern before you switch industries. Take a class before you leap into a new degree. Foster the cat before you adopt.