Pre-Mid-Life Crisis

In June I’ll have been at the same job for 7 years. I’m not sure if I’m bored with my current job, or just need to relax and let my life unfold. I’ve always felt like I needed to do something profound with my life, but I have no clue what that is. I suppose I’m a victim of my own success. I have my house and car paid for, I’m getting married next year and I’ve decided against children, at least in the foreseeable future. I am highly satisfied with my home life, so I think it throws my lack of a defined career path into relief. Basically, my mind is bored. I’ve mastered my current duties and have gotten my sweepstakes down to 2 hours a day, so I’m left with some extra time. My brain is too busy for my own good and I have workaholic tendencies, so hobbies tend to need to have profits. I need something, but I don’t know what direction to take.

On one hand, I could continue on my current path, working and doing sweepstakes. Or I could:

1. Go to veterinary school or some sort of animal behavior school: I love animals, but I would take deaths really hard.

2. Finish my psychology degree: I am really interested in psychology and am good at counseling people, but it’s very taxing on me.

3. Breed Bengal cats: I’d love to do this, but the economy sucks.

4. Write books: I don’t know if I’d be successful, but I’d want to do a memoir and/or a cookbook. I’d need a publishing lawyer and an agent to make a go of it.

5. Pursue a career in hunting: I have the skill and poise for it, but I’d need to spend a good amount of money to get started and I’d need to do it quick before I get too old. The criticism would make me sad too.

6. Run an animal rescue: I would feel good about it, but I’d never make any money at it and I’d be angry. Just seeing the dogs roaming the streets in town makes me angry, so I don’t know how well I’d handle seeing neglected and abused animals all the time.

7. Take some culinary classes and do what?: I can cook and I like to cook, but working as a chef underling would kill the joy for me. I don’t know how to make this work for me.

Or something else I don’t even know of yet. I don’t like people generally; I don’t particularly like being dirty, although I’ll do it if it’s something I like; I’m really good at logistic stuff and organization, I’m good with data and I’m a machine. I can build and create things. I don’t like being told what to do. I’m socially awkward. I’m a jack of all trades. I’m book, common sense and street smart. What the hell job is that??

~ by accordingtoleanne on November 21, 2013.

2 Responses to “Pre-Mid-Life Crisis”

  1. Wow Leanne! You are so talented and so goal oriented and so good at so many things! I think that you could make many things your life’s passion. I believe what the world needs is help in putting ideas together and bringing them to fruition. You have a knack for that. Your blog and its categories are a book unto itself. You are so good at explaining and making things make sense that I would think that you could turn your talents into writing directions and doing craft, cooking, and writing courses for us people who don’t have your talent. I would think that there is a need for that. I know I need help lots of the time and others would too. If there was just a way to get your knowledge of this to others. I am sure you could help millions! Not quite like a Martha Stewart or Lynnette Jennings, but similar. You have lots of talent, Leanne, and lots of time. I wish you well. Hope you get lots of feedback on this. You are good at so much, make it a combination life.

  2. […] day work week after that, but it felt like the longest week ever. (See my pre-mid-life crisis post https://accordingtoleanne.com/2013/11/21/pre-mid-life-crisis/) I really needed the short week and our overnight trip in […]

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