Monday, March 22, 2010


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.


  1. Fun times! E is so cute in the buggy! Glad the party was a success!

  2. Oh and where the hell is your fairy? She needs to pay me a cleaning visit...

  3. I know so very well of what you speak of careerwise. I was a videographer before I put that down to work an admin job--mainly because I wanted steady hours and pay. I think it is even harder to deal with an office job when you have worked creatively. I don't regret my decision, because I think it makes me more available for my children (and it helps much more financially than my previous career). BUT. It is boring, and there are times when I think "I went to college for THIS?"

    I think the world needs more music and art teachers--unfortunately, I don't think they get appreciated enough in our society. (My father is a musician, and was a private tutor; I played in marching band.)

    Your kids are looking cuter each day!

  4. I know what you mean...there are many days at work when I feel my brain is just turning to mush from lack of use.

    Looks like L's party was a good time and E is just darling!

    Hope the unpacking fairy shows up soon!

  5. As you know, I've been at my job for 15 years now.


    Coming here every day sucks the joy out of my soul.

    I do it ONLY for my child. Because nowhere else in the world can I get a totally stress-free job with complete flexibility and decent benefits.

    But, DUDE. It is KEELING me. I'm grateful for it, but I wonder about the price I'm paying...

  6. I think an unpacking fairy would RULE.

  7. The cleaning fairy didn't make it to my house yet, either! Maybe they're striking!!

    Just before we found out we were pregnant with out second I decided to leave my teaching job for an admin job. I hated it every part of it. I missed teaching so much. It's such a fine line to walk and deal with. You have to find what is right for you and your family. I'll be thinking of you!!