Friday, August 20, 2010
What do I do next?
So my bff Andrea is moving to France in less than a week. I'm trying to be a good friend and support her, but I am freaking out. We've been friends since 4th grade and we've talked almost every day since. We work together every day. She was my maid of honor. We get along so well. And she's leaving for a year. I'm not sure what I'm going to do.
I enjoy my job for the most part. It's not too awful. But one of the main reasons I like it is because it's like hanging out with Andrea and getting paid for it. I'm a little nervous that as soon as she leaves, I'm going to fall into some sort of work funk. I can already feel it happening. I need to figure out something to do.
Here are the options:
1 - Stay at the rec center. This option would probably be the easiest. The pros: I know almost everything there is to know. I love the people. I love my bosses. The cons: After 5 years, I've gotten kind of bored of it all. I'm at the top of my pay scale, and can't possibly make any more.
2 - Get a new job. This is a little bit of a jump off of a cliff. It's sink or swim. I could find one that I love and be SO happy, but I could also find one that I can't stand and be miserable. I may not have a schedule that works for Kurt and I. The pros: Higher pay rate. New opportunities and maybe new friendships. The cons: Leaving my little cacoon. Driving further to work. Possibly hating it.
3 - Go to school. Now, the whole bachelor's degree thing isn't really for me. If I went back to school, it would probably be more of a trade school. I would probably be interested in medical assisting. I think it's something I might be good at. I want to do something that will put me into a career, not just a job. The pros - I could finally get a career. A sense of accomplishment. Learn a new skill. The cons - Lack of money for other things. Less time with Kurt and with friends.
4 - Have a baby. HA! Just kidding. That is NOT an option!!!