Contemplating Change

Change is inevitable in our lives, right? Sometimes it’s for the good and other times not so good. Sometimes we initiate the change and other times it just happens. Regardless, change is inevitable.

I’m at a point in my life where I need a change in my career. I’m unhappy where I work currently and I imagine that I’m not the only one to say such a thing.

But what do I do to change it? I can just flat out quit. I can continue my search for a new job. I can try to get things to change where I’m at.

Change… you see that word popped up again. And while I would love to think that I can get things to change at work I’d be mistaken and before you say anything… yes, I’ve tried to no avail. As a matter of fact a lot of people have.

So that leaves me with the other two options. I would love to be a stay at home mom but right now that doesn’t seem to be in the cards and when it is it will be to late since the kids will probably be in college. And we’ve become accustomed to a certain lifestyle that requires that I bring in some money.

As you can see I’m left with a dilemma to deal with and with the way the economy and job market are I have to be very careful and precise about the choices I make.

I have a degree. I have skills. And honestly could probably learn almost anything required for a new job (Ok… not in the medical profession though). But I feel stuck and don’t know where to start. More importantly I don’t know how to start.

Change. It needs to happen and it needs to happen soon because I don’t know how much more I can deal with. Work is stressful and things can tend to be confusing. The confusion is hard to eliminate when you have no control over anything.

For a long time I’ve simply dealt with it and made the best of the situation but as things change more and more I’ve come to realize that I’m not in the right place.

So dear friends… I am turning to you for some awesome advice. What are your thoughts?

ps…. this was stream of consciousness style…