Backyard Bride: stalled plans, discouraged bride, motivate me?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I did the same thing–graduated with a fashion degree, didn’t know what on earth to do with it or myself for that matter, worked retail until I went back to get a Master’s degree in teaching, which I decided in my student teaching semester that I did not want to do after all. Haha! So at least there’s two of us. It sounds like you’re really bummed and I don’t blame you because it’s hard feeling like you’re spinning your wheels. I don’t have much advice but I’ve been there–sometimes knowing you’re not the only one helps a lot. The rain could have something to do with it too…ugh! How depressing. 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think I’ll always be one of those people who feels like she doesn’t have it all figured out yet. If it gives you some encouragement, though, I’ve found a happy medium–since I could never make the kind of living I want doing stuff I really like to do, I have a day job that’s pretty easy and doesn’t take up a lot of time outside the normal 40 hours a week. That way, I have plenty of time to do the stuff I enjoy. DH is the same–he has his day job and then he indulges in his passion for music on the side. 

I think once you’re out of this slump you’ll have a lot clearer of an outlook. When I graduated I went through that initial period of “uh oh–what now???” and so did a lot of people I know. I’d bet that’s most of your trouble right there. Luckily, it passes!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

You sound like me in that you probably aren’t suited to a super-tight niche. Maybe you bore easily or just have so many interest that the thought of picking one and doing it all day every day sounds like torture.

Is there something youcan do that’s less specialized but applicable to many different areas?

Post # 6
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Busy bee

A LOT of people change careers early on, it’s so normal, don’t feel bad about it. I’m wondering what is going on with this job that you can’t quit or find a different one? Maybe we can help! 

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