Some work days are better than others. I’m feeling better about where I am these days.

A few years ago, I sat down and really thought about what I wanted out of my ideal job. I thought about how I wanted to feel in my position, and how I wanted others to perceive me. Others including my family and more importantly my nieces and nephew as well as peers. It has always been important that I feel good about the work I’m doing. I want to feel good when I express to my young loved ones what I do on a daily basis. It wasn’t a total reach to want to feel good. However, for the last 3 months I’ve been fed up with my job, my coworkers, the commute, and the fact that it’s located in a food desert.

That is until I was writing out my week in my planner. I realized all the flexibility I had with my job. Then I realized how the commute really was worth being at the particular office I work in. That segued into my free weekends, and realizing that my coworkers aren’t actually that bad. I find myself always laughing at work and never being bored to death. The point is that it’s okay to sit the hell down and enjoy your job.

Part of my rush to leave was this whole idea that was implanted in my mind that you should only stay at a job three to four years maximum! I just hit three years so the “get out now!” alarm went off in my head. But it’s not time to go! I mean maybe it is, but it’s not one of those situations where I’m being bullied at work or I’m losing sleep at night thinking about going to work the next day.

The commute is still a little raggedy though. 

All those years ago when I physically wrote down (this is a useful tool that I should’ve continued utilizing – but it’s okay we’re here now) what I actually wanted from my job this is what I decided on.

  1. Good healthcare benefits
  2. Respect from my peers (I’m in the Social Work field)
  3. Admiration from my peers
  4. A high energy environment
  5. Enough money to support my lifestyle
  6. Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
  7. Upward Mobility
  8. Weekends off
  9. Short Commute

I have most of these things!

Before the Law of Attraction, and before I somewhat learned about what I needed from a job, I was moving on this unrealistic clock. When in actuality, I am 85% there in terms of the list above. It’s okay to sit the hell down and actually enjoy the space that you are in. Don’t get me wrong we all have our days, and I would be telling a bold-faced lie if I said I wasn’t ready for the next chapter. A month ago, I was ready to take a job completely out of the field I got my degrees in due to it being my three year mark. But now I have come to terms with the fact that I’m ready for more and that can mean plenty of things, not just a new job. At the end of the day my list will only be the upgraded version with telework listed. Working from my bed?! Absolutely.

So usually I leave you guys with a Takeaway, but I’m interested in hearing about times where you felt like you were in a job “slump” or if you’re thinking about starting a new career. You can email me @AngelicTroublemakertdb@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post.

-TDB

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