Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Burnout

I subscribe to a woman's blog and every day she updates it with a different topic; interesting topics I can actually relate to, and feel like commenting on, and responding to. She has written books, gotten them published, so she's a great writer, and her writing captivates me.



This morning she wrote a blog about not letting the bad guys win, in an analogical sense. For example, if you are hating your job, and you want to quit, but something bad in addition to everything else occurs, you won't quit right away because it will look like the company won over you; instead, you wait and leave on your own terms. Letting the bad guy win, really made me think about my current job.



For the past year, since my old supervisor, Kathy, left and moved to Oak Island with her husband (his job transferred him), I've really been unhappy. I realized then that she made this job what it was. A lot of the negative things were taken light hearted because she entertained me here. She became like a second mom to me, and we became very close. Since then, we've kept in touch and I've shared my feelings with her, as she has given me advice on what I should do in certain situations. I respet her opinion very much.



Job burnout is the most horrible feeling. Especially in these days with the economy the way it is. I keep looking elsewhere for other opportunities that might capture my interest but nothing does so far. I feel like I'm stuck and have nowhere to go, especially here in Charlotte, when it comes to what I'm interested in, and I don't have the money to move elsewhere to take advantage of the skills and passions I have. That's my problem.



I don't know where I'll end up, and I don't know where I'm going from here.

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