Sometimes when you’re sat in the wee small hours of the morning trying to make sense of the little things life throws your way to both complicate and titillate, you end up wondering if what you’re doing is the right thing.
How many of us complain about our work and moan about what we don’t like about it to any
and all within earshot?
I’m one of those people.
I look at the paperwork stacks and the things on the “to-do” list and find that I’m not so keen after all to go wading through it.
I’d rather moan about it to the unfortunate who happens to be there at the wrong time (For them).
But what to do?
There are people who will say “The answer is
simple: quit and find a new job”.
Life is never that simple.
When there are bills to pay, savings to add to
and things to buy, you inevitably cannot simply raise anchor and sail off to new waters.
In these austere times, fewer and fewer people are able to shift their career from one area to another, let alone be able to consider the same earning potential doing something different, having to retrain and the like.
Many of us end up trapped in a cycle of
getting up to amble like the walking dead into the office and flog our butts for yet another day of drudgery.
Not many people can say “I love my job entirely”.
There will be aspects of the job that people love and more often than not, aspects they really loathe.
I think that works for any job.
And relationships too!
Stay too long and you begin to wonder if you could ever do anything else because “You’re not qualified” or “You’ll not earn as much or have the same benefits.”
Aspects of these can be true, but then many jobs have transferable skills that we don’t even realise we have, and it takes a practised hand to say that actually, you CAN look at
doing this and start to explore the why…
In this country we have a ridiculous propensity to want to hoard our money like little dragons sat on a pile of coinage, blowing flames in the direction of those who would like to take a little or a lot of it from us (Usually in exchange for goods or services, admittedly).
Ever tried helping a miser count his gold coins?
We postulate about what will be best for “the children” instead of thinking about making life as happy as possible in the here and now.
Why the old and the aginglook at their retirement and think “Once I’m 67 I’ll be
able to do what I want,” and consider that to be a healthy way of looking at life is beyond me.
You should enjoy your life now while you’re still
young(ish) and able to do the things you won’t be as willing or able to do 30 or 40 years down the line.
Hoarding your money to pay top whack for a
mortgage under the guise that it “brings stability” to your burgeoning family and a nice nest egg for later life or for “the children” when you pop your clogs is a terribly post-mortem view of life that few other people feel holds water.
Sure, we can look at all the cuts we’ve had to take over the last couple of years and think how stoically we’ve been able to accept them and forge ahead, but are we happy as a result
Worse off are we!
But how to make those changes?
Do you drop everything and move somewhere different, starting afresh and trying something entirely new?
Is it baseline stability you want or is it a new challenge that doesn’t leave you loathing either yourself or your job?
Is it better to be happy with what you’re doing,
living in the here and now or would it be best to be tied to one role, earning a reliable amount of money with a view to making life that tiny bit easier once you’ve lived your life over again and started exploring the september of your years ?
There are no right or wrong answers, I guess.
Everyone feels differently about it but I suspect most would rather save now and spend
later, once they’re older.
A relative few like to throw caution to the wind and go balls out for something new and I envy them their ability to do that, I really
It is a fine balancing act to get it right.
Mortgage or rent for the rest of your life?
Stay in current job even if you’re not enjoying it
or seek employment elsewhere?
Security versus Spontaneity – never an easy choice.
From time to time, we all wrestle with the thought that we could be doing something else, something better or something more creative, more “ME” than we are currently.
I know that I feel like that an awful lot and
always have done.
I like change so long as change is good and it is rewarding.
The trick, it seems, is in the knowing when to get off the bus at the right stop when you have a blindfold on.
You just never know for sure until you try it.
Just some random thoughts that came to my mind….©Profarms’ Random Thoughts®