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Stuck in a rut

Recently I have read a couple of blogs relating to change, about hard it can be to change and how especially as adults it can be tough to get yourself out of a rut.

I’ve been in the same Job now for the best part of ten years and whilst overall I enjoy it, if I’m honest I am getting rather bored!

At the same time I go through this every 12-18 months, start looking around for something new, perhaps go on a few interviews, even get offered a couple of roles, but when it comes to making the big jump I get cold feet. Sometimes this is for a positive reason, something happens in my current job, be it a promotion, a new project, perhaps even a new boss. Other times it’s simply due to cold feet, whilst I find the idea of starting over exciting, it also scares the hell out of me.

What if the whole feeling is simply “the grass is always greener” I rock up to my new place of employment, only to discover all I’ve done is change the name above the door, that’s 10 years of hard work down the pan, I’m a nobody again and have to work my way back up. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not important within the company I work for but I’m at least well regarded and feel I have contributed to it over the years, the thought of slogging through the same process in a new company to end up in the same place literally makes me feel sick.

At the same time I’m pretty sure that all the above is basically just excuses to rationalise the fact that I don’t have the balls to make a change in my life, saying that, I’m sure we all have the same or similar list that prevents us from doing the very things that we want to do most.

A couple of friends of mine are immigrating to the states in a few months, a few different colleagues of the Wife’s are heading oversees to teach, one of them is lucky enough to have landed a Job in the Bahamas.

And it’s got me thinking.

Whilst I obviously don’t have any skills that are likely to be in dire need in another country as a teacher she does. Sadly it seems that the only place that is desperate for Drama teachers right now is Kuwait, and that apparently does not appeal to her.

All joking aside it is something that appeals to me (not Kuwait, immigrating), I like the idea of starting a new life in a new place, especially if that place’s idea of summer is not rain, rain and yet more rain!

Experience tells me however in the event that it became a real possibility that I would find a way to place the same roadblocks in front of myself that keep me at my same job, I’ve had opportunities before, when younger I could have gone to both Brazil and Tenerife to live/work and as you see I’m still here, that’s not a bad thing, these opportunities were before I meet my Wife so it worked out well.

All in all I guess if I can’t even commit to change what brand of Cigarettes I smoke, or beer I drink then suggesting changing the country I live in is perhaps a step too far, although perhaps it would be like taking the training wheels off the bike!

  1. June 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Great post- and thanks for the link to my blog! I’m glad you got back to writing. Maybe the job is just that- something to pay the bills and satisfy all of the “must do’s” in your life. Maybe writing will be the piece that really resonates with you.

    In any event, keep fighting. Nothing worthwhile ever happened from just sitting so at least you’re doing something!

  1. June 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Dont stalk me in silence let me know your there!!

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