I’ve been at my current job for about 4 years now and I’ve been bored for 3 and a half of them. I like my coworkers, love my company, but as far as my day-to-day job goes….eh. I don’t feel challenged. I think that lack of stimulation is working its way into other parts of my life.
While I search for another job, I’m left figuring out how to reignite passion in other areas of my life. I committed myself to training for my 4th attempt (hopefully third finish!) at the marathon distance. I rejoined Weight Watchers and have been working on cleaning up my diet and losing weight so that I feel like (and run like) my best self. I started a book club with my girlfriends from high school, which definitely helped me rediscover my love of reading.
Unfortunately, very rarely do you find a job that encompasses those things and allows you to make a living doing what you love.
So I have continued to find ways to do that outside of the office. I love writing, so hence my return to blogging. My goal is to add in a little freelance writing, not necessarily for extra money, but for the love of it. Maybe there will be fitness certifications in my future allowing me to share my love of working out with others.
Don’t get me wrong…I am still ferociously on the job hunt. I know that I can find a job that fulfills me more than I am fulfilled currently, but maybe I am meant to get my jollies outside of the 8-5 hours.
I’ve started by picking up a planner and following a pre-written “To Do” list (I. LOVE. LISTS.) in hopes of focusing my efforts after work. It can be hard to come home after the office and gym and focus on another task, but I am always happy when I start.
Right now, I just need to try and stay focused on my goals!