This is quite a different blog post for me as it’s neither book or bake related but is much more of a personal post. It’s been sat in my drafts for a while and I didn’t know if I wanted to publish it or just write it for some sort of catharsis.
Since turning 40 in October 2014 I’ve actually started to feel that life is passing me by and I’m just sitting on the periphery watching it happen and more importantly letting it.
Four years ago I completed a law degree which I’d studied for over four years part-time, whilst working full time and doing all the usual housey stuff and supervising a teenager. Whilst I never thought I’d walk into a legal position straight away I did rightly or wrongly assume that I would find something…apparently not! Four years on and I’m still in the same job I’ve been doing for the past eight years; a job that whilst is stable and secure bores me rigid with no chance of career progression or a pay rise.
I feel young enough to still feel ambitious and still want a new challenge but to actually get to interview stage is becoming increasingly impossible…I still want for more, I want to have a more challenging role, I’d like to earn more than I do but on the flipside I’m aware that I should be grateful for being in a full time stable role but….
I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never have a career in the law. I’m single, I have financial commitments and my current job whilst isn’t well paid by any stretch of the imagination pays me slightly too much that I can’t take a salary decrease to take an entry level legal position
Sorry if this post comes across as whiny and negative but this is something I needed to get off my chest …..and isn’t that what our blogs are for, regardless of our themes and intentions.
Never have I felt until now that the decisions and paths we take when we’re younger have such an effect on us later in life. So where do I go from here? That’s the $64,000 question…
If anyone has ever been in this situation, or has any advice please comment 🙂