Thursday, June 16, 2005

if you were a season(ing), which one would you be?

When I was in college, I always said that I’d never be stuck in a job where I sat in a cube and worked on a computer all day.


It’s funny how your thought processes change; how your priorities shift as you get older.

Last night a few of us got to talking about jobs/careers and how important it is to be happy with your work situation. It got me thinking about it, and I came to the conclusion that while I’m not really excited about my job, I’m content. For the last year or so at my last job I dreaded every day that I had to go in. I didn’t even get to enjoy my weekends because Sundays just made me sad that I’d have to go back in for another week. I’d wake up every night around 2 AM thinking about work and couldn’t go back to sleep. It sucked.

Now, although I don’t love what I do, it’s not that bad. I go to work every day, I do my job, I waste some time blogging, and then I come home to spend time with my husband. To be honest, I’m not sure what type of work I would really enjoy. I’ve always played around with the idea of teaching, but the thought of taking a year or so off work to go back to school and get more in debt only to get a job where I’m making less than I am now doesn’t really appeal to me. And who’s to say that I’ll really enjoy teaching so much to make up for the increased debt and less pay?

Ahh the grass is always greener on the other side. It’s tempting, but I think I’ll stay with consulting. When it comes down to it, at this point, I’m more interested in the money side so I can help pay off our debts, so when we do want to have babies, we can be in a more comfortable spot. I wish I could do something that I loved and not lose my current income, but I doubt that’s going to happen anytime soon. So in the meantime, I’ll go to work, deal with a little bit of bs, and go home to do what I really enjoy, which is spend time with my family (I know it’s only my husband and a zoo, but it’s a family to me!).

Saying all that however, I have the utmost admiration and respect for Karen and
Angela, who are starting their own businesses so they can make money doing what they love (all the while assisting us in our undying quest for more fabulous yarn). You guys rock!

1 comment:

greyguitar said...

The hardest decision I've had to make so far was deciding that after a year off after I graduated, that I wanted to go back for my master's. But the year off has led me to a nice cubicle job as well.

I guess what I'm saying is that there's always tomorrow. But that's hypocritical of the statement "Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today." So, as I have completely turned around in circles with this comment, I'll conclude with--if i could be any seasoning, I'd be Lemon Pepper.