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« Thread started on: Nov 15th, 2015, 10:19am »

Hi! I've come here in seeking outside perspectives on the point in life I am at and a possible choice for change... To start, thank you to all who take the time to read this in the first place smiley

So, I am 24 years old living at home in NJ. I received my BS (psychology) last year and have been pretty lost since. I had a stint of moving to Philadelphia to get out of my comfort zone and have more options for a job in mental health. I found a job just fine, but absolutely hated the city and moved back home after 4 months. I have a record of job-hopping...mostly due to my reclocations back and forth between NJ and PA. I feel that I have wasted much of my youth without a real passion and drive towards something that would make me happy. Since moving home, I have accepted a job at a senior living home that is overall pretty good. It pays $14/hr with benefits for 32hrs/week. But I work every weekend - my days off are wednesdays and thursdays. My job is in activities, meaning a lot of socialization and hosting group activities. I am quite introverted and sometimes it's very stressful and socially, emotionally exhausting. I feel more and more that I am now missing out on opportunities to travel and explore, see friends, and volunteer on weekends. As of recently, I MAY have an opportunity to take a 9-5 M-F job at a marketing research facility for $10/hr to start and then $12. Apparently benefits are expensive but I don't have certain figures. I have savings so I will not be completely screwed with a little less income. The job is probably more mundane...but...that might be what I'm looking for, so that I can have energy leftover to pursue "life" stuff. I am trying to get back in touch with my old dreams that got lost in the college-to-real life transition, where so much pressure is put on employment and future preparations.
I have been working and missing opportunities for so long, I feel I need to let go of some of these pressures of east coast mindset and norms and sacrifice a comfortable set up for something that may bring me more joy and purpose. I have never aspired to be greatly successful..I would love a simple living so long as it allows me to be more in tune with...well...nature and appreciating the little things in life.
So I should cut it off here so I don't get sappy. But yeah. Am I screwing myself over if I take this job with less income but a better schedule and ease of mind? Or stay at this job which is financially supportive and also stick to a commitment to a job for once!?

Thank you graciously for any input smiley
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 7th, 2015, 11:36am »

I think you should consider the job part of your life the most important part of it and expect to make sacrifices in other parts of your life for it. I think you can and should adapt to your current job. I am not able to see your current job (activities, meaning a lot of socialization and hosting group activities) as stressful or emotionally exhausting; there's not that much you have to do to do it adequately - relax.

(And time off during normal business hours is precious opportunity to take care of personal business.)
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