Soul Searching in Gingham and Pleats

Since I've quit teaching French, I've been doing a lot of soul searching. I'm lucky to be able to substitute teach while I job-hunt, but with the unpredictable schedule and lack of benefits it doesn't quite feel (or pay) like a "real" job. I'm confident in my decision to walk away from teaching French; I'm certain that it was not the right fit for me.

However, being sure about what I don't want to do leaves an elephant-sized question mark when it comes to what I DO want to do. I've pursued several different career paths, and haven't yet had much luck. I'm trying to be patient and keep an open mind, but part of me worries that I'll never figure it out.

I've been applying for marketing and advertising jobs, hoping to find a relatively entry-level position in which I can use my blogging experience and creativity. I'm also researching library careers, because I'm passionate about reading and learning. I know a library career would eventually involve going back to school for a Library Science Masters, and as long as I can afford it without (more) student loans, I'm always open to that possibility. The truth is, I love school, and I can't imagine ever being completely "done" with it.

If you've made it this far, I appreciate you reading. Sometimes just putting my thoughts on paper (or the internet as it may be) helps me to feel less overwhelmed about the future. Also, so many of you have become dear friends to me, and if you have any friendly advice or ideas for me, I'd love to hear them!

Shirt: J.Crew Factory; skirt: Gap; necklace: Bauble Bar; flats: Se Boutique via DSW

What led you to your current career? Do you see yourself making any changes in the future or are you content to stay where you are?

1 comment:

  1. I'm currently a therapist but ideally I want to be a stay at home mom. Both fill the need of nurturing

    Where do you think you'll go?


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