I feel a little stuck. Most of my stuckness is related to my job. I've worked really hard to get where I am, but really don't LOVE what I do. Some days, it can be pretty fun so maybe I'm just in a rut. I switched jobs about 6 months ago from a job and team I'd had for over 4 years. I like my new job and the new challenge but I'm still not there yet. So what do I do? My job affords me a comfortable life with amazing health insurance. We want to have babies, I can't just give up free health care? What about when we do have kids? What then? Keep working? Stay home? Don't get me wrong, I think raising kids and being the rock-star Mom is probably one of the most important things I will do. But I didn't go to business school for 5 years (2 years for my undergraduate and 3 years for my grad) for nothing. I don't want to feel like all the work I've put in over the last 7 years have been for nothing.
I dream of a job (and a job for my husband while were at it) where we can afford (and have the time) to travel. A lot. I'm fascinated by traveling and the experiences and perspectives gained from it. How do I get there? We've been dutiful little savers and have been blessed by both having good jobs. We could not be more grateful. But what do we do with that? I refuse to believe that two weeks of vacation a year will suffice my never ending travel bug. And honestly, I have a bit of a hard time even at the thought of not having a stable job and a stable income (preferably for both of us).
I want to do something that means something. That has an impact. That makes a difference. On my good days, I DO feel like what I do in my job has value. My company makes airplanes. Airplanes connect people from all over the world. More than that, I have the ability every day to impact the lives of the people I work with. Even if my project is stupid or people are stupid or my job is stupid. I CAN make a difference.
So maybe I just need an attitude adjustment. It's very possible. Life is possible and I want to get out there and LIVE as much of that life as possible.
**all images are from cards I bought while traveling.