I’ve been tossing around the idea of going back to school. Not because I really want to go back to school but because I have been unemployed for a year now and am starting to feel some pressure.
Although I’m glad that I have devoted the last 9 months to personal growth it has not really helped me out in the job arena. I’m now able to redirect my thoughts better and to stay in the present better and I know where all of my chakras are located but none of this has helped me to find a job. Plus I have not really added anything to my resume in the last year. So… that has got me debating the whole back to school thing.
The field of marketing has lost some of it’s shine. I’m at the point in my life where marketing for a corporation who’s sole purpose is making money is not that appealing any more. I don’t dislike marketing, I just am not married to the idea of staying in that field.
Perhaps I should just change course and do something completely different. I could take programming again although I’ve been there, done that and did not enjoy the actual work. School was fine and I did great at school but the work in the real world was not optimal and I wasn’t having any fun doing it. I’m not sure if it was just an unlucky position and I should give it another chance or if I should just abandon the whole field altogether. The thing is that there are loads of jobs in programming, so that makes the decision trickier.
I’ve also tossed around the idea of taking a trade. Yep, going to trade school and working with my hands.
Sitting in front of a computer for a living is slowly killing us. For the past 7 years I have gradually put on weight as I have gone from an active stay-at-home Mom to sitting at a computer for over 8 hours/ day. I have taken off a little weight in this past year but my lifestyle still involves a computer and it still involves sitting while using it. It’s probably been even worse during this last year as now I’m slouching over it while using it on my couch instead of at a desk.
So does this mean I’m going back to school? No idea, but I’m thinking out loud as I cross another week of unemployment off of my calendar.