If you are friends with me on Facebook, you know that for the past almost-3-years I’ve been working at Raven & Associates. I loved my job, my coworkers, the company. But at the end of July Raven shut its doors. We just couldn’t make enough money to keep operating. So that sucked. But I’m trying to take this as an opportunity.
I’m trying to use my time at home to figure my shit out.
Previously, I’ve taken whatever job I could find at the time. I’ve liked some, really disliked others, but generally I’ve just kind of gone along and figured that that was how work was. I’ve worried on occasion about the fact that I didn’t seem to have any kind of a career; I’ve been in customer service forever, it feels like, and I feel like I haven’t gotten anywhere. I would like to have a job that felt more like a career. Something that is challenging, that I enjoy at least most of the time…but I don’t know what that would be. Is it just about getting into the right industry? Should I look for a particular kind of position? My aunt Marcia suggested that based on my strengths from the Strengthsfinder test I took, I would be good at something in the Training, Counselling or Negotiation area. Mostly what I see when I look at that test is that I want people to get along. It doesn’t feel like a very marketable skill.
Right now I’m applying to things that are recommended to me by friends if they think it’s something I could do/be good at. I’m also applying at the University, with the thoughts that I can also take classes there. I’ve considered going back to school, but since I don’t know what I’d like to do I don’t want to spend the money on another degree. Especially without knowing there’s a good chance I’ll be able to pay it off once I graduate.
One of the things I’ve always liked is reading and writing, and a friend told me I should get back to blogging. I thought that was a good idea, since I will presumably have more time now. I’ve said that before, though, so who knows.
I don’t know. I feel like I’ve talked about this so much lately, and no one else can tell me what to do, so it’s kind of pointless. But it’s what is on my mind every day these days. In between wrangling our boys and trying to keep up on housework (notice the “trying” in that sentence).
We shall see.