This is my current job situation: I hate it and I want to leave, but it's not that simple. I feel trapped because I have an enviable week on/week off rota and earn a decent hourly rate. But. I'm unhappy. It was only ever meant to be a "temporary" job. And here we are, five years on. During the last year or so, I've found that working seven consecutive nights is taking its toll on my health and well-being. My body, mind and soul are just not feeling it anymore!
When you say you are unhappy in your job, a lot of people just shrug it off, claiming that nobody is happy in their job, just deal with it. I disagree. I think we should all strive the find that dream job that we actually look forward to - something fulfilling and genuinely enjoyable. But I'm not quite sure I know what that job is, for me. Then again, perhaps we don't really know until we unexpectedly find ourselves in that place.
So, it is my aim to pursue my "dream job" and not give up on finding something better. I would love to just walk away from my current situation, but financially that is just not an option.
However, I do have a little side project in the very, very early stages, taking shape inside my head. I'm quite excited by it and hope you will be too - more on that soon...
Do you find happiness in your job?