LOL The thought has crossed my mind......my career has been weighing very heavy on my mind lately. I'm 44 and feel like I'm going nowhere. I've been at the same company for almost 25 years (with a 9 month break in there somewhere to try my hand at real estate). So where am I going? I don't know. The unknown is freaky. So I've come up with 4 signs that might give you a hint that it's time....time for a change.
You day-dream about what kind of adult beverage you're going to have when you get home......OH YES! This is so me lately. I think about it often. It takes the edge off, you know? Helps me forget the days happenings and relax. C'mon! Who doesn't like an adult beverage???? (OK OK, maybe not every night of the week....)
You start to finish the sentences of the people calling you...... Yep, I do that sometimes. People will call in and they sometimes are confused, not sure what they mean, or just really don't know what they are talking about. It takes a lot of patience to sit there and listen to them ramble. Sometimes I help them out.....LOL
You do not speak on the phone outside of yourjob...... Ohhhhh yea....totally me again. Seriously....text me...do not call. LOL Growing up (ask my Mommy!!) I used to L-O-V-E being on the phone. I had all my friend's phone numbers memorized. I would yap on the phone till my Mom told me it was time to get off. Now? I rarely answer my cell phone. Just the thought of talking sometimes makes me cringe. Guess that is what happens after 25 years of yacking on the phone for a living. Sad, but true. So if I talk to you on the phone.....consider yourself lucky! :)
You start to express your opinions to management more..... Well...this might be your personality normally. But for me, I usually do not do this. However, lately I find myself expressing myself more and more. Maybe I'm just getting older, or beginning not to really care what they think of me. The above "someecard" is funny to me....I say we are treated like mushrooms all the time. LOL!
So there you have my 4 signs. Can you relate to these? Tell me in the comments!
I am most serious about........ Well by nature (Capricorn), I am serious about almost everything. LOL But I guess if I had to pick one thing it would be music. Yep...I know that you knew I was going to say that, right?! I love music. All kinds. Can not live with out it.
I am most relaxed when...... I am so predictable. But for real, I am most relaxed when I am by the ocean. I call it my therapy session. Try it sometime! Sitting in my chair, toes in the sand and just listening to the waves roll it. It puts me in a trance.
There's no place like..... home. Even though I like to vacation at the ocean, it's always nice to come back to the place you call home. When we're away that usually means I am away from my 4-legged kiddos and I miss them when I'm gone! And whether I am gone for 20 minutes, or a week they miss me just as much. You gotta love it!
Now it is your turn! Tell me how you would answer these in the comments below!
Prompt for WEEK 37 — September 17 I’m the type of person who
My favorite joke or riddle is
All that really matters is
This week we're talking about Labor Day and careers/jobs. Let's get to it!
I celebrated Labor Day by........ doing regular house stuff. I am fortunate my company gives us this day off. I cut up cantaloupe, did laundry, writing and later on getting my hair cut. Pretty boring huh?
My dream job/career would be.......Ok, it's weird that we're talking about this topic! I've been struggling with my job for awhile now. Just feeling like there has got to be more to life than this. So it's been weighing heavily on my mind the past few weeks. But the problem is, I've been at my job for almost 25 years. I grew up there. I don't know anything different. And I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. LOL
My first paying job was....... wow, so long ago! I was in high school and worked at Dairy Queen! I didn't like it much, but I did work with some of my friends, so that made it OK. I can still make the infamous Dairy Queen "swirl" on the top of a cone. Yep.
My current job is........ I talk about it frequently....LOL I do customer service work for a dental manufacturer. I am burned out; however. Big time. I am currently on a mission to consider what else might be out there for me. I usually draw a blank though.
Now it's your turn.....tell me all about it in the comments!
Can not believe September is upon us already. When I was driving out of my development yesterday I noticed the top of a few trees were turning colors already.
This will probably be another ramble post...well because I can't help what goes through my brain and then I feel compelled to write about it. Aren't you lucky?! :)
The above picture quote I saw today on Facebook. Because I am constantly beating myself up this caught my attention. I often wonder what my life would be like if I didn't do this. What if I just accepted me for the way I am? What if I accepted things in my life were this way and deal with it? I often feel that at my age I should have long ago accepted myself. I should be settled in to what one would think is a happy life. But instead I find myself constantly questioning things. Constantly beating myself up over everything. Wondering "what if". I am a work in progress. I guess that is this crazy thing we call life.
Then there is my Mommy. Man, she knows me like a book. I swear I don't even have to say a word and she knows. One day last week I called her on my lunch break at work and it was the best 1/2 hour I spent in a long time. Just talking about life. My career. Where am I going? I feel lost. She is my rock. So I get an email from her this morning and the subject is simply "Carpe Diem". Seize the day. Encouraging me to write. I love her.
So later this week I will "Carpe Diem" as I will be attending a blog conference in Philadelphia over the weekend. I am going by myself. If you know me, well this is unusual, but I'm doing it. I can not wait to learn more about writing and blogging and connect with others who like to write like me.
Tell me....how do you work "Carpe Diem" in to your daily life?