Post # 1
I think I have a case of the winter blues.
My job has been extremely unfulfilling and frustrating over the past several months. I had been able to push those feelings to the side and maintain my cheerful, go-to attitude despite a lazy team mate and the lack of the project’s organization. But over the past couple weeks I have pretty much reached a point where I’m ready to move on (I went to my Mom’s house in tears on Monday because I am so emotionally burnt out)
I also feel bad because I’ve been trying hard not to take my frustration with work out on my boyfriend (who has been so patient and kind) but he can tell I am upset and sad a lot recently and I don’t want to push him away with my depressing behavior.
I want to sit down and evaluate what makes me happy and think about what I need to be doing to get there. I want to be doing something that I come home feeling like I accomplished a little something each day (I know not every day is going to be a great day but I don’t think I should be feeling so stressed and sad after work each day) or do something that provides a challenge to help me excel because I know that I am meant to be doing something more with myself
Thanks for taking the time to read this, any words of wisdom?
Post # 3
((HUGS)) welcome to the hive first off… I must say that your idea to write the ideas of what makes you happy is the best thing to do. it sounds like you may feel that you are losing control a bit over your future, i definitely say sit down and write your priorities and after you do, you can definitely get them in order and begin to change if need be… good luck.
Post # 4
I wish I have wisdom, but I don’t. I do want to say that I’m so sorry you are feeling this way! And I hope that you’ll find comfort in knowing you aren’t alone, I’ve been feeling this way myself.
If you move on, do you have any ideas for what you would like to do instead?
Post # 5
Oh my gosh, I could have written your post! I don’t really have great advice in dealing with these job related blues except remember that your job isn’t your whole life. I kind of look at my day as starting when I get home from work. What I do at work is just a means to support my life. I also apply to jobs I want and in the mean time am grateful (however hard it is to be so sometimes) to have a steady job right now. Good luck, you’ll get through it! And in the mean time, you’re not alone.
Post # 6
@crebre80: Thanks for the hugs! Last night I wrote down a list of small goals I wanted to accomplish over the next couple months that will hopefully lead me to feel like i’m succeeding at something I am doing.
@Lillindy:I would love to have stuck with the career path of my first job (working at a television network promoting unique sporting events and planning events for our affiliates) but they moved states. So something along the lines of events and promotional activities. HOWEVER, I think I am going to take some more time to explore what I am good at before making any big decisions.
@eryepye:Thanks! Your view of looking at works as the means to support life is the outlook I think I need to take. By working I can support myself to test out new things I may be interested in etc.
Its nice to know someone understands!
Post # 7
@emmybren – Have you considered volunteering? Or doing something to get the emotional satisfaction that your job isn’t currently providing? Unfortunately, in our current economy, I’d be really nervous about moving on without another job already in place. I’m unemployed and have been looking for almost three months – there’s just *nothing* out there right now.
Post # 8
Oh girl, I’m right there with you!!! I’ve posted several times lately about how much I hate my job, and how I always end up crying here at work. LOL. I won’t go into too much detail because I’ve already posted my gripes so many times haha, but I feel exactly the same way as you.
I’m actually looking at going back to school for something different than what I do now – about as different as you can possibly get! Your plan sounds good. Figure out what would make you feel good about doing it, and make you feel accomplished when you get home at the end of the day!
Post # 9
I have no wisdom, I feel the same way as you, so I can empathize. I don’t like my job at all, I do nothing useful, where I work violates my moral code and I can’t wait till another door opens for me. So just hang in there girl, you’ll know what to change and when to change with the chance arises.
Post # 10
I feel the same way! I just keep telling myself I’m blessed to have a job in this economic climate.
My motto.. “This crappy job is better than no job.” Plus, I always turn to my faith. There are some awesome verses out there if anyone is interested.
I put them on my desk.. and it’s a great reminder to look at when you are upset:)