Nov 6, 2010

One of these day...

...I'm gonna figure out what I want to do when I grow up.

I know what I don't want to do. Or at least I think I know what I don't want to do. Maybe I'm just lazy. Actually, I'm sure that's it. Lazy.

I know I've worked incredibly hard and for incredibly long hours in the past, and I just don't want to do that anymore. But my work life now, while comforting in a "wake up at 9, work in your pajamas" kinda way, isn't very financially viable. It's also not very stable. And we are looking to relocate and maybe grow up and buy a home one of these days. So maybe it's time for a "real" job again.

Scary proposition.

I've never had to really look for a job. They've always just kinda fallen in my lap. Now I maybe want to look to do something else. Something different. And I'm not really sure how exactly to accomplish that. I know I don't really like what I do now, but then again I don't think I'm going to actually like ANY job out there.

And I'm turning 44 in a couple of weeks.

Time to grow up. No matter how scary a proposition it seems.

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Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. I really, really have no idea what I want from my work life.

9 comments:

elizabeth said...

Yeah. Growing up sucks. Less time to blog too ;-(

You should find a reality show...

Mrs. Hall said...

being a grown up is the best thing I ever did. well besides being a mom and wife and all.

when i grew up I got a jetta. heated leather seats and everything. all courtesy of my new RN license! :)

as far as having a job-no matter what job you have-it will always be a job. nobody loves their job 24/7, not even me.

so, good luck. time to buy some non jammy pants and polish up that resume.

remember to use action words!

sybil law said...

Ugh!
I have been in your position. It sucks.
But I'm sure you can find and do something you actually like.

Annabelle said...

I've been having this very discussion with myself lately.

Must be the changing of the seasons. Maybe Autumn is the grown ups Spring?

Heff said...

Hate it for you dude. If I had to start over employment-wise, I'd be SCREWED, because I don't like doing ANYTHING, Lol.

Poppy said...

I'm 36 and I feel exactly this way. I just want to win the lottery so I can mess around doing creative projects and snuggling with dogs and cats and other snuggable animals.

hello haha narf said...

Wait. Why does growing up mean moving? I am confused.

B.E. Earl said...

Lizzie - And I see that you just gave the whole blogging thing up. Awww...you were one of the first bloggers I ever read!

Holly - Ugh...action words.

Sybil - something I actually LIKE to do would be nice.

Annabelle - Heya! And maybe. I dunno.

Heff - It wouldn't be actually starting over...just moving on to something different. Slightly. I dunno.

Poppy - that's all I really want to do too!

Becky - It doesn't mean I have to move to grow up. It means that we would like to move, and that means finding new jobs in the area we want to move to. Finding new jobs = growing up. I dunno.

badgerdaddy said...

I just re-evaluated a little myself. And after chatting to my boss, I am now doing less work for a bit more money. Difference is, I suppose, I like what I do. But there is something else I would much rather do, so the plan is to spend the time I have gained in a disciplined way - walking the dog, training for a marathon, and adding to the 11,000 words I have for my rather fabulous novel. And also, spend some of that time finding someone to represent me and sell my novel to a publisher.

Took me a while to figure out how to make it all work, but I'm getting there now. The moral of the story is, be patient. It'll come good.