I have been in my current profession in healthcare for almost ten years now. It took me until just recently to realize that this is not where I belong in my career. I always knew that something was missing and I was never really fulfilled in my day-to-day life. After working with patients (most of them sick and in pain), I have realized that I am too unhappy in my career to stay in it and it is time for a change. It pains me to say it, but people have made me bitter in my job. There are some very angry, rude people in this world with no respect for others, especially those that are trying to help them.
Some of you might be thinking “Great, go for it!” The only problem with that is that I don’t know what it is that I should be doing. I was never that person who always knew what they wanted to be when they grew up; I am envious of those of you that were. There are so many things that I am interested in and that I enjoy doing. While I don’t know what path I want to choose, I do know that I want it to be in the art / creative field. I have always been drawn to art and creating and designing things and wish I had pursued that before I got so far into school and turning back to start over didn’t seem like a wise decision. Looking back on that, I wish I had made that choice to pursue my own happiness rather than not wanting to go further into student loan debt.
Currently, I love to paint, but I don’t feel like that would be enough for me. I want more than that. I want to create things. I love interior decorating and designing spaces and wish I had my own place to redo and decorate. The number of home decorating Instagrammers that I follow is borderline ridiculous. At the same time, I love all things fitness and health related; from workouts to healthy recipes to natural skincare products. While I cannot control some things in my life, I have become enthralled in the things that I can create, like what goes into my body (I chose to go vegetarian, which might be another post entirely) and what I use on my body. So you can see my dilemma currently. It’s time to make a change in my life. The problem now is deciding what that change will look like. When I have a more definitive idea of where I will be heading, I am thinking about making my blog a more permanent fixture that goes right along with my chosen profession and making a living off that or just for some disposable income. The sky is the limit!! Let’s be honest, what I would truly love to do is what Joanna Gaines does with Magnolia Market and their blog or Liz at LizMarieBlog and The Found Cottage. If you haven’t checked her out, you totally should.
Have any of you made a career change into a completely different profession? If so, I would love to get in touch with you to talk about your transition and how it worked out for you. Please leave me a comment below so we can connect.
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