Thursday, September 5, 2013

Decisions, Decisions

The past few weeks have been hell and this has been all I can think about. I need a new direction in life - career wise. I'm at that crossroads where I want a new job, but I'm not sure what kind of job I want, or if I want to give up the money and benefits I'm getting at this one. I'm only 25 (26 next month!) and I still have 40 more years of work before I can retire. That alone gives me a headache. I want to do something I like, but then I'd be broke. And I still need to have some kind of stable income. I'm at a good place financially because I'm finally able to pay off my debts and save a decent amount. I don't want to jeopardize that, but I don't really want to stay in the field I'm in for the rest of my working years. [Corporate life does not become me.]

There are those days where I want to up and start up my own business. Be the next success story of someone who gave it all up and made it big. But I need investors, money and well tons of money. If not, then my second choice is owning a farm in Montana on a hippie commune. Seriously, I would love to have the ability to grow my own crops and raise my own animals. Get away from noise and air pollution in the city, the crowds and people. I would of course still keep my internet. :)

It all comes down to prioritizing everything, and right now I'll take the money. However, I will keep exploring plausible opportunities for career advancement or change in direction.

Have you hit this point? How did you get over it?

- L

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8 comments:

  1. Well, it sounds like you're on the right track. You're working towards getting yourself to a more stable position so that later on you can take a leap and maybe start your own business or own a farm. Most ppl just stay stuck and don't even take the time to think about or plan for other options.

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  2. Hey, I've been there too. I was 5 years younger, but I ended up enlisting in the service. Turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life, and guess what I get to retire at 39... after 20 years of service. Just a thought, if you're 25 now, you could have retirement at 45 hun.. and still enjoy life. Just a thought.. =)

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  3. Thanks! I have thought about it, but I don't think I would be able to go through that channel. I may end up back in school for a career change.

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  4. Chef Demetra OvertonSeptember 10, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    The future is wide open for you. I wish you much success and blessings

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  5. Thanks so much! I appreaciate it :)

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  6. Hi Lori! My Granny also told me to work hard doing what I love as long as I can take care of myself doing so. I'm 26 and I have 2 children so sometimes I think that what I love isn't important because I have to make sure their futures are secure. The corporate world is not my thing either. You're young and you have time. I'm sure that regardless of the road you choose you will be successful!! Blessings to you!

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  7. Hi Lori! My Granny also told me to work hard doing what I love as long as I can take care of myself doing so. I'm 26 and I have 2 children so sometimes I think that what I love isn't important because I have to make sure their futures are secure. The corporate world is not my thing either. You're young and you have time. I'm sure that regardless of

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  8. Thank you! I'm sure I will figure it out at some point (hopefully sooner than later) but I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way about corporate.

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