So after working in the development industry for a year now I've hit a point where I'm not liking what I'm seeing. What I thought it was to be a planner as an undergrad student seems to be nothing like what the reality is - a lot more politically driven, less creative/innovative opportunities than I thought, etc - and it's come to the point where I'm not sure I want to be a planner anymore. I'm just wondering, as many of you are professional planners, if any of you ever had thoughts like this when they first started working? And if they eventually got back on track to liking the profession again after more experience?
I'd like to think that maybe I've just seen too much of the negatives while at work and so I probably have some sort of biased view of things. I'm just worried because at this point I'm not excited about heading to grad school to do an MUP anymore, which will cause problems as I prepare for appliations this fall.