There’s nothing quite like 15 days off work to make you question your life.
While I’m grateful to have a job, and I’m grateful that it is a permanent one that allows me the luxury of paid time off (seriously – when did that become a luxury? It should be a right. But this is not an anti-“casual”-occupation rant), the time I’ve just had off has made me realize how much I love not working. Seriously, life is too short to work!
I mean, don’t get me wrong, not many people really “love” to work, but I think if we’re going to have to work then we need to be doing something that is worth the time we spend away from our family. It has to be worth leaving the beach for.
Maybe I am just having post-holiday blues. Maybe I am just being a spoiled brat. Even if I didn’t have to work, I’m not sure I’d be content to sit around doing nothing, as I’ve done the last 2 weeks. Or maybe I would be. It’s not likely I’ll ever find out.
But my staycation – I stayed home and did local things, like losing my child at Wet ‘n Wild – has made me thankful that I took a huge step a few weeks ago and applied for my Masters in Marketing. Because a couple of days ago I got the email that I’ve been accepted! This gives me both a sense of dread – work, study, fitness, tennis, mum, wife, how will I fit it all in?- and a sense of excitement. I finally have something to look forward to! I have something to work for. I have something that may end with an actual career and being paid what my time away from family is worth.
There could be big changes in the next few months and years for us. I have this study thing, hubby has his own things in the works, all of it for long-term betterment of course. I’m cautiously excited to see where the next 12-18 months takes us, and to see how we handle it. You’re never too old to learn something new, or make a career change.
Have you suffered the post-holidays-blues? Have you gone back to studying well after you thought you were done? Have you had a major career change in your mid-30s?
Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT of course!