Working

I seem to spending a lot of time wondering about what I want to do with my life. It scares me that I don’t know what direction I want to take.

I want to see this as a opportunity to consider lots of different things I could do. I could change direction any time I want. I could have several different careers in my life.

But this fights against my need for routine. It would a be huge risk to take. It would also push me out of my comfort zone more. I know this would be good, but it’s stressful. It would also stop me challenging myself in other areas of my life.

I am not happy doing what I’m doing at the moment. It’s for a variety of reasons but it seems like I am no longer interested in the area I am working in. I feel guilty when I think like this as I have put in a lot of time, effort and money into this career direction and now I don’t enjoy it anymore.

But then I look at other things I am doing ing my life and things I’ve done in the past and I realise that I do not do the same things for very long as I get bored of them. Even swimming I get bored of and need to shake things up every now and then.

I want to broaden out, but I don’t know how.

How can I shake up my career?
How can I move in another direction?
How can I keep going at what I am doing without going crazy?

I feel trapped and frustrated. I also feel bored and not supported. Non of these feelings are constructive and I feel in a downward cycle. I don’t want to sit waiting for something to magically come along. I want to do something now to make my situation better. So I am going to focus on improving what I am doing and making it ready for someone else to take on.

Going to a work event in the last week has proved to me that it is time to move on. It’s just frustrating having to wait.

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2 thoughts on “Working

  1. Hey Angie – I’ve been thinking about this a lot too (as you know) and I’ve been trying some random online career interest/aptitude tests just to get some ideas for possible careers. Have you seen the career test at the Princeton Review? It’s free and quick, although you do have to go through a quick registration thing. The results I’ve had were actually worth considering, although it took a minute for me to realise how appropriate they were.
    http://www.princetonreview.com/careers-after-graduate-school.aspx

    The other good one I’ve found was here:
    http://www.livecareer.com/free-online-career-test

    Anyway, maybe you’ve already seen them, but if you haven’t, they might be worth a look!

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