Snappy title alert. Cant be good at everything eh? Let me just cut straight to it. I don’t think that I want to be a blogger for much longer. Here is the thing, I don’t even enjoy writing. You may have guessed that already. Not only am I not much of a story teller but I write as I talk and I am never completely sure when to put an apostrophe.
Let’s roll it back a little bit. Maybe I jumped into this post with too much force. I absolutely have one of the luckiest jobs out there. For me it ticks so many boxes. I am my own boss, I work from home and I get to be creative. So why am I moaning on about it then?
I have never felt like I fitted in. I have written about it before but often my dark sense of humour leaves me a little outcast in social situations. That was the reason Instagram and blogging appealed to me so much. It seemed like a place where I actually could fit in. Yet recently I am back to feeling like an outcast again. Whether this is simply all in my head or real life remains to be seen but it has given me the nudge to start thinking about what I really want to do.
At this point you may think I am a complete dreamer but hopefully there will be some big changes for us over the next year or so. We have plans to relocate (Berkshire/Surrey) and if that isn’t a chance for a fresh start then what is! These are my top things I want to do.
I know this isn’t a career choice but since we made the decision not to have anymore children my thirst for a large renovation project has been huge. Once we finally sell that is the plan for the next house. I have been looking prodominately at bungalows but my main requirements are that it is a unique property with little or no character features dictating how the property can be renovated. I have a good feeling that Si will let me be as creative as I want too. I have a board on my Pinterest full of ideas for the new house.
Work With The Elderly
This was my first job at age 13. I worked two hours a week in a residential care home, I remember how daunting it was to begin with. Those moments when the person you are caring for is so vulnerable and dependant on you are so unique and special. I have returned on and off to a care role since being 13 and most recently I used to work night shifts in a nursing home. There isn’t anything else that I have done that has given me the same sense of worth. Once we have moved house I am going to look into what volunteer work I can do. I really need to feel like I am giving something back.
This is the one where I know you’ll be rolling your eyes. However I read a quote about having a dream.
As we all know, Pinterest quotes are the foundations of all the things I do. Realistically what have I got to loose. I studied Media at university and I have always loved radio. Over the next year or two I want to actually see if I can achieve my dream job.
If it doesn’t happen for me then at least I tried. Sharing these dreams online feels a little nuts and a little self indulgent too. I have been searching for blogs where people have shared some success stories for a career change. If you know of any do let me know!
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