- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
I was wondering if any of the other bees can relate.
I have been at current job for over 5 years. I’ve been saying I want to leave for at least half that time. (Love manager, company treats me well, but I’m not challenged and no longer learning, it’s a long commute, and they don’t pay me enough to cover my commute/time, to sum up the main points).
Went through the ringer with a new job interview process for almost half a year (not kidding). Finally got the call.
Instead of feeling joy, I’m feeling nervous. I think I know deep down that any change will be a good one. But I’m nitpicking the smaller details and I’m pretty sure it’s because even though I know I shouldn’t stay where I am, the thought of any new job is scary! Especially to someone with anxiety like me. The new job would be more money, equal to better medical, no commute to the city, and implies there will be great growth opportunity so I’d see a promotion in a reasonable time if I worked hard. The negative is that it’s less time off.
I think I’m stressed because I’m supposed to be trying to plan a wedding and have been house searching for the same half a year I was job searching. The engagement happened, the job happened, but there is still so much all at once which is making me overwhelmed.
I know job change stress is normal. Any change stress is normal! I was just curious if other bees felt the same. I know this stands the chance at being really good if I could just take one more leap of faith. What’s the worst that can happen – I go, realize it’s not the fit for me, and I have to find something else in 2-3 years? I know I won’t regret leaving the city – I am so tired of it. Maybe this new opportunity (in a similar position, but different overall industry) will help me determine if this is my forever desire for a career.
Thoughts? Sorry for the rambling! 🙂