Friday, April 23, 2010

Over Worked

I'm so over worked right now, that I have no other life, and hence have found nothing interesting to blog about. I don't want to sob about how pitiful it is that I work some night until 12:30 am, or how my husband is feeling neglected, and how if I lived alone my house would be a disaster because I don't have time to clean, or how I'm developing a drinking problem because I'm so high strung that I can't even relax without having a drink!!! All I would like to say is I'm open and welcome to any suggestions for a stress free job!

I've been thinking a lot about that this week actually. I won't even go into the hell I've been going through the past few weeks (I think my little rant above keys you in a little), but it's got me at the point where I'm ready to throw up my hands and move on! The more and more I think about it though, what really is a stress free job? The only ones I've thought about are, house painter, personal trainer (but of course you must stress over personal appearance), gardener, ummm......Yeah, I basically can't think of many. The only thing I know is that being a successful career woman is becoming exhausting!

I don't want to gloat, but I'm really good at my job. So good, that I feel like I'm being taken advantage of for how much money I make (something I plan to discuss with my boss very soon), but I'm starting to think that work is over rated. I've discussed in this blog how I feel it's important to find things in life that make you happy and to let your job be your job, but for me it's so much easier said then done. Even though I keep urging Mr. B to get a full time professorship and finish is doctorate already so that I can become a house painter, I think I would feel like a failure for doing so.

Another thing I wonder if this is a generational problem? I know that sounds a bit cliche, but I do think about it that way. Our parents generation got jobs, and worked because that's what you did. A lot of people were miserable in their careers, but the did it anyway because that's what was expected. Does our generation just desire to much? Ask to much? Want to much? In a way, when I crave a career that will be stress free, and make me happy I feel a little selfish. No, I take that back, A LOT selfish.

That doesn't however mean I'm not still looking for that "golden egg" of a stress free work zone! Sign me up, I need a worry free career! Bring on the suggestions! XO SB.

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