**courtesy of glitchyyy**
No matter how hard I try, I cannot sleep past 7:30 am on Sundays. So, here I am at 7:43 am blogging about my career status epiphany.
The epiphany came to me 3 years ago but I placed the thought into the wee back corner of my mind. During my layoff I spent a lot of time studying industry updates in order to become more marketable. After endless months of lackluster leads and disappointments, I knew that I was in a dead-end job. I had known this for quite some time. I’ve asked myself many times, “what next?”.
My work is somewhat niche and LA is not a big market for this type of industry. Would I invite the idea of moving to another big city to do the same type of work? No. Did I notice how the same companies always advertise job leads within 3-6 months? Yes. Did I notice how hard and competitive it was to get another job in this field while unemployed? Yes. Would I want to go through that again? Fuck no.
This past Tuesday, I worked into early Wednesday. I had been up since 5 am. As I blankly stared at spreadsheets, I realized that I had worked the same type of job for a looooonnnng time. Thoughts of why I continued on the same path began taunting me.
The passion is not there. I don’t think there was ever a true, real passion. I came into my industry by chance as I think most people do. What I liked was the creative part and analyzing data. I still do, but I’m bored. Now that I have a better job, the type of work still bores me. It was boring me 3 years ago too. Hence, the Thanksgiving epiphany.
What started as a temp job, became a career with decent pay, but no movement other than management or high tech.
Now that I’ve succumb to my boredom, I’m taking steps to prepare for a new start in a different career. It’s time and long overdue.
The boredom doesn’t affect my work and it will continue to stay that way. However, it feels good knowing that I’ve admitted what I knew all along. And just like I took the steps to get out of a bad work environment, I will take the same steps switching careers.