- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Hey Bees. Some of you probably saw my post about getting fired a few days ago. Well, I’ve gotten my resume together and applied for the few jobs that I found already. At the same time, I’m contemplating a huge career change that would involve at least a year of additional training: pilates instructor!
My current profession is in the audio visual industry, most recently doing sales at a manager level. I have a degree in broadcasting and I’ve been working in my industry for 8 years. I’ve been doing pilates for about 7 months and I’ve fallen in love with it as a hobby. In fact, one of my biggest concerns after being fired is how I would afford to continue doing pilates. I thought I would make a list of pros and cons for each profession and see what feedback you Bees have.
8 years of experience.
Solid technical skills.
Transferrable skills mean I could work a variety of postions.
I really enjoy many aspects of the work.
The salary was good in a management role.
I have not been successful in sales and it’s the only job i’ve had with regular hours.
Technical postions require crazy hours – not good for having a family.
Management jobs are hard to find in the industry.
I’ve held jobs that I am underqualifed for in the past and been very bored.
Male-dominated industry – some employers are unwilling to consider me as a woman.
Niche market – the best jobs are found in large cities.
Job hopping history – I’ve had to change jobs once a year on average.
Salary – if I don’t find something comparable to my last job very soon, we’ll have to put off having a baby.
I’m passionate about the practice – I actually enjoy working out!
I would love to dedicate more time to my training and development.
I could work around FI’s work schedule once we have kids.
My pilates teacher told me she thinks I’d be good at it because I’ve progressed very quickly. (She seemed genuinely excited)
I would have a skill that I could take with me anywhere if we move, or it could be a second job.
I would be working in a low stress enviroment with better work/life balance.
I would love the opportunity to help people the way I’ve been helped through pilates.
Certification will take at least a year so I’ll still have to find work.
I’ve been practicing pilates for less than a year, so I’m nervous that I’m not advanced enough.
I’ll have to borrow money from my mom to pay for the program, which I really hate having to do.
I’m afraid the process will be harder than I imagine and I won’t be able to follow through.
Ack! So much to think about. I guess after looking at this that I don’t exactly have to choose one or the other. What you think, should I go for it?