Hi guys! Happy Thursday!
If you remember, in my May goals, my first goal was to do something about my job. I wanted to either become totally happy with my place and put 100% effort into what I was doing, or start to look elsewhere for something that would make me feel more positive about what I was doing.
When I recapped how I did with my goals, I mentioned that the goal was in progress and I would talk more about it later.
Well…I am happy to announce…
I GOT A NEW JOB!!!
As excited as I am, I have to say that the situation is bittersweet. Right now, I work at an insurance agency and the agent is the mom of one of my best friends. My boss is like a second mother to me so leaving is difficult. I started working at the agency back in 2007, before she was the agent…she got me the job when I really needed one. I left at the end of 2008 to go back to school. A little over a year later, I went through a major crisis in my life and had to quickly find a job. Once again, she came through and brought me back on board, as she was now the agent.
In addition to loving my boss, I absolutely love the people I work with in the office. We have a small office which used to consist of only three people, but we just brought two more on, which makes our total five…which is still very small. We are all close and I feel fortunate that I am able to work with people that I consider my friends every day.
My boss + My Coworkers = Leaving my job is very hard
However, as much as I love the people I work with, I absolutey hate what I do. I know hate is a strong word, but every morning I wake up and I have a feeling of dread in my stomach because I have to go to the office and spend 8-9 hours doing something that does not make me happy. Right now, I sell insurance and do customer service work. If there is anyone in this world that should not be in sales, it’s me. I am horrible at it. Also, while I am good at handling customers and their complaints, it is very trying to deal with unhappy people all of the time. Not that every customer we have is unhappy….we have some really great ones…but, overall, the insurance business is just not for me.
Adding to the fact that I do not like what I do…I have an hour commute each way. The drive, along with working long hours and teaching Jazzercise, makes for very long days with little time to get anything else done. Also, with gas prices, the drive was absolutely killing us!
To prevent this from getting too wordy, I’ll just wrap it up!…
I will start my new job on June 25th.
It is at a newly opened dermatology office.
I will have a 15 minute commute.
I will work two minutes from Lee.
I am sad to leave my current job and have asked for no party or send off…I’m such an emotional person and I just don’t want to go out on a sad note. However, I am so excited to start my new journey and I cannot wait to see what my future endeavor holds!
Have you ever been at a crossroads in your career?
Are you happy with what you are doing now?