I've been struggling with feelings of boredom at work. I know, join the club, right? I am thankful that I have a job, but I've always wanted to do something more than just keep a seat warm. For six years I was an elementary school music teacher and it was challenging. The material and lesson plan research was interesting and the children were definitely a big part of the reason that I was completely exhausted by the end of the day. When I decided to quit I was so burned out that I didn't care if I ever stepped foot in another school as long as I lived. I chose HR as my second career because I thought it would be interesting and a fairly smooth transition from education. Lately, I have found myself thinking about teaching again. I suppose the schedule is very appealing when you have children, but mostly I miss the feeling that I am doing something. I miss the feeling that I am actually using my brain and making a difference.
I am about one year away from finishing a MA in HR and I really don't want to drop out now. I think that I can help people by working in HR, but my work seems a tad meaningless at the moment. I am going to try to look for a new job, but with the economy and the space program's budget woes, I'm not sure I will find anything that is as close and convienint. I will probably end up stayng put and trying to talk to my boss about potenial growth. I hope I can take on some interesting projects soon. Being bored makes each day seem like two.
On the home front we had L's 2 year birthday party, which was very nice. I could tell by the way our livingroom looked afterward that everyone had a good time.
E was 9 months on the 15th and is in the 95th percentile for weight and the 82nd percentile for height. Yikes. We're working on weaning her from her midnight bottle and hoping she sleeps through the night soon.
The mountain of boxes from the move has not gotten smaller, unfortunately, and the unpacking fairy that I ordered has not arrived. I suppose I will have to do it myself. How disappointing.
Ex Libris Has Moved
4 years ago