I graduated from college in June in Political Science and International Relations and just completed a six month internship with the UN Headquarters in NY. I have already been accepted for a Masters in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Resolution in Australia and will be returning to Australia next Saturday as my fiancé lives there. So, from a career stand point, I am in a really good position to advance my skills and, coming from parents that are a Dr and Prof Dr and with a brother in foreign services this is exactly the way to go. However, I am just not really sure about what I want to do right now. I would actually be kind of interested in working in HR. I have not told my family about this as I know that no one in my family would approve of this choice and I am not even sure if I will find something good even though I really wish I would. I just don't feel like studying right now but I am scared that this might be a stupid thing to do. My semester starts on 26 Feb and I need to have found a job until then to justify not continuing my masters and I don't even know if I would be an eligible candidate for an HR job. I am so confused... I have applied to a few jobs and have one interview for a marketing and sales graduate job as soon as I get back and am yet to hear from the rest of the companies I applied to... I am very happy to be with my fiancé who is very successful in the finance field and would not mind working for a few years in the HR department of a good, international company (even though I don't know if they would even hire me considering I don't have an HR degree). I can't talk to my family about this as they would be shocked about this and would just try to talk me out of it until I give in. So I am wondering: is this a bad idea? Should I just do my masters and then see what happens? I just feel like I am ready to live in a nice apartment with nice furniture and a steady lifestyle etc. as I am so over the student lifestyle, yet I really do want to have a career. My fiancé will support me in whatever I want to do but I feel like I can't really talk to anyone else about it as I am ashamed as I feel that it is embarrassing to be thinking like this right now - I don't know why... Do any of you ladies and gents have any advice for me? Maybe any own stories of how your found your personal and professional happiness? Have you ever been in a similar situation? Thanks so much!