Career Changes Are Scary, But Sometimes Necessary
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Career Changes Are Scary, But Sometimes Necessary

Change is good.

Career Changes Are Scary, But Sometimes Necessary

I think everyone at some point in their life knows when it's time for a change. I had this feeling while working and began to develop a bad attitude for my work environment. I've been in the restaurant industry for two and a half years. I started to not care about my job, and I became bitter about certain co-workers of mine. I became depressed because I felt like I was doing so much work for almost nothing. I knew I needed a change, but what did that mean? A change of scenery? That would just end me up in a different restaurant with most likely similar issues, and then I'll be right back searching for another job to leave that one.

A change in career? I knew that would be my best bet, but where to start? I've only ever worked in fast-food restaurants, and I don't really have the skills for some other jobs. I looked at writing jobs and included Odyssey on my resume. I got one reply back but decided to ease into that world with a little more lower level work. I kept searching, and soon I realized I was burnt out. I was working finding another job and working my current job on top of attending school and writing for Odyssey. I was already spreading myself way too thin.

I lost my car. I tried my best to keep it, but I was too behind in payments. When I lost my car, I thought everything was over (yes, I was quite dramatic). I thought that I wasn't going to have this new job and I had already put in my notice at my current job, but my boyfriend helped me realize that it was going to be okay, we were going to figure it out together. My boyfriend helped me get a new one. I have a new job that I start training for November 12th which is why I needed the car. Training is 12 hours a day five days a week and then a half day on Saturdays. Let me not get too into this.

I needed a change. It took a lot of work, plenty of nights being burnt out from work, school, and attempts at eating actual cooked food. I needed that change. Change is what I've been afraid of ever since my world was thrown upside down when my mother died. I had to go live with my dad and step-dad, and we all had a lot of adjusting to do.

Change is a necessary part of life, and I won't let my life be meaningless all because I want to stay with something comfortable. Break the molds. Do something fun. Explore. Get a new job or new career because you can't be so exhausted from that mentally draining job you're doing. Find your niche. Have the courage to go out into the world, figure out what you LOVE, and do that thing. If I didn't have my boyfriend to support me in my new job, I probably wouldn't be getting ready for the training class; I'd still be looking for a job so I could leave my current one.

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