Changing Jobs / Careers
Some people might say I have a dream job.
The pay is good, and I work in a temperature controlled office. I can work from home whenever I want, I get 9 paid holidays, and 3 weeks of vacation and sick leave per year, and full medical, dental and vision at a resonable price. To really put it into perspective; my division in the company is known as "The country club". We do office parties and BBQs every quarter, we even have an onsite massuse... really, who has this!? The downside is that I am completely and utterly B O R E D with my work. I started out 10 years ago knowing very little about this line of work, and today I am so bored with it that my performance is slipping. My past performance has been stellar, and I think my boss is giving me a pass for now in hopes that I'll come out of my slump, but it's only getting worse. There is always the option of moving up the food chain, but I've done that once and decided that corporate management is NOT for me. I kind of feel like Ron Livingston in the movie office space... I'd rather shovel dirt than spend one more day stuck in an office staring a computer screen writing code..... ugh. There is ZERO challenge to this job any more.
Anyway, my point is this. About 18 months from now I'll have the opportunity to leave the workforce all together for about two years and go back to school. I've been considering all kinds of options; Exercise Science (Fitness Training), Culinary Arts, and Automotive Tech (focus on performance) just to name a few, with the idea that in ~10 years I'll start my own business. Of course, starting over means a massive cut in pay and benefits, and a lot of hard work to build another successful career. Not to mention tuition debt.
Have any of you done something like this? Would you consider it for yourself ? Should I just be thankful that I have a comfortable job, and stop complaining?
STRESS - The confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the hell out of someone who desperately deserves it.
Corksport SRI, Corksport CBE.