I Need to Change My Job

I have been wanting to change jobs FOREVER, but I only have experience in one field, (and am SICK of it) . 

  I am not completely sure what I want to go to school for but I am thinking of occupational therapy or psychology. 

I used to want to be an artist or a writer, but I am so inarticulate and just not very good at things requiring hand-eye coordination, that I could never do these things. 

I can memorize anything, and am very book smart, but not very good at any particular thing.  I never found a real talent or natural ability.  there are things I force myself to do because I know I should (like exercise) and things that I struggled for years to learn and am finally passable at. 

I work with peole now and am not too bad at it, and psychology has always interested me.  I have a teaching degree, but was not very good at teaching, and also just got tired of it.  (burned out)  I think occupational therapy would be better, because it is more one-on-one work. 

HotPinkGirl HotPinkGirl
36-40, F
4 Responses Mar 4, 2009

You might be right, but that doesn't mean you have to be content with a meaningless job.

i have a question. what if you do something that you are good at or so far are good at whatever you do. but you are never happy with what you are doing. i have always wanted to be an artist, scientist, or be in a band but none of those things ever seem like i would be able to acquire them. i think we all rather be doing something bigger and better

i have a question. what if you do something that you are good at or so far are good at whatever you do. but you are never happy with what you are doing. i have always wanted to be an artist, scientist, or be in a band but none of those things ever seem like i would be able to acquire them. i think we all rather be doing something bigger and better

I think a lot of people feel the way you do. I chose the safe route and found I hated my job as well. I jumped ship after 10 years and decided to become a flight attendant. Needless to say the company went bankrupt and I had to jump ship again. Now I'm back to safety. You will find something you like and are very good at. Just remember the times when you did something productive and it reeeeeally made you happy.