Monday, April 27, 2009

Career Crisis

Can I be honest?  I'm not happy go lucky these days.  Oh, can you tell?  Do you want to know why?  I'm having a career crisis!  I'm 39.11 (lol) and I don't know what the heck I want to do when I grow up!  I have way too much education (and student loans) to be like this.  You would think that after that MBA I would have figured it out.  NOPE!  Once I got it (1999) and became a high-paid corporate consultant I was like what the hell!?  Is this what I signed up for?  Hated it. (huge sighhhh)   I moved on after a few years and have been moving on ever since trying to find my niche.  

What do I really want to do?  Don't know.  Some days I think I do.  Some days I don't know.  I'm a crazy ass Gemini who loves the 60s.  I've been like this for a good decade (Yes, I know.  Pretty sad.  I had you fooled didn't I?) so it isn't anything new, but since I'm turning 40 I just can't go on doing something I hate.  I'm miserable.  What do I do?  Not to mention the economy sucks...I'm not even going to get started on that one or else you might see me jump right from this page.  lol 

Much like the cartoon I used to think I could have it all and be anything I wanted, but now I've realized that sure I can have it all just not at the same time.  Sure, I can be anything I want...just as long as I choose right the first time or can afford to pay for past lessons learned.  

Ok, no bitching tomorrow...only after you solve my career crisis.  What the hell do I do when I grow up?????


  1. Happy Tami, even in the cartoon you are laughing. I am so with you.... months from a doctorate and NOTHING!!!!!!!! I need a darn job.

  2. When the time's right, it'll happen! I just got my BURST after 15 years of raising kids and a career (zzzzzzz) in financial marketing before that. I'm dying to do what I love, which is to dress people to feel better about themselves. Screw the past boredom, degrees, corporate world. I joined a professional organization for image consultants and will be attending my first conference next month. I may not make any money, but at least I can try.

    Something is going to register with you soon, but don't be disappointed if it's not before you turn 40, Tami!

  3. Tami - Ah, this is a great place to be!! It is time to get honest and really seek your purpose.

    You have a tremendous gift for writing! And you are so humorous. I think having your own newspaper column could be one direction. Also on your list is to "write an article in a national magazine/paper" and "write and get book published". "Start a nonprofit" that gets kids involved in writing - a creative writers workshop.

    Do it!!!!

    Turning 40 is about taking risks. I know - I've been her almost 5 years. It's about living your authentic self - getting to who you are and letting go of who you thought you should be. This is a tremendous opportunity for you.

    Skin to the wind chick - "get nude pictures taken" too (as you're learning to golf) :)

  4. If I figure it out, I'll let you know. But in the meantime, at least you look FABULOUS dahling.