A bit of background first …
I recently gave up my job of 20 plus years. I hated it, it was stressful, I wanted to try other things.
Now I’m thinking what the hell have I done – I worked part-time, I had a pretty good salary, I didn’t have to work evenings and weekends, I could leave my children to school in the mornings, the work was varied, I could work flexi hours – sounds pretty good, looking back.
I just did not enjoy it, I hated going into work, it made me anxious and stressed out.
Now I don’t know what to do. I would love to work with children but have no experience. That’s not really an obstacle though I can do some voluntary work.
Maybe I should take a break for 6 months or even a year and decide what to do when I grow up – oh wait I already am a grown up – I’m 49 (that’s another sore point but that’s for another day). Maybe it will be harder to get back into employment if I take a break – the labour market is brutal, jobs are scarce. Maybe I should just let fate take it’s course. Maybe things will all fall into place!
Did you ever just want to not have to make a decision? Did you ever want someone else to make a decision for you?
So there are a lot of things to think about but along the way I plan to have fun with my boys and share it with you. Welcome along.