Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Please Find Me

We lost yesterday..
And I am having issues...not because of the match/game yesterday, but because of job/career issues.

I need to find my calling. I have been offered a job at the school where my brother and sister go. My mum also works there and I've worked there before (but as a co-teacher, the offer I got: home-room teacher) I have to admit that being a teacher was the most fulfilling job I've ever taken so far, but if I go back to that this would mean:
  • I get paid much, much less.
  • I am around my mother more than I would like to be.
  • I am more dependant on my parents' money
  • I am actually taking a step back.
On a positive note:
  • I am around cute children all day
  • I get TONS of days off
  • 8-3 working day
  • I can go back to the gym
  • More time to study for my masters
  • A nice working environment!
I am obviously not happy with my current job despite the nice pay and not having to do much anyway...
I need to find my calling! How do you do that?

So yes, tonight we celebrate my cousin's 23rd birthday and we're going to Sequoia! That's probably highlight of my week, I love this place! I need to post pictures soon! Come the weekend and I will!

Some pretty photos to make up for the whining:

All via here



E said...

you will find your way and calling. it might take a short time or a long time, but eventually you know you are on the right path. it is one of the best feelings. <3

Miss Meg said...

I say the same.
My situation is quite similar to yours but I and you will find our way.
Your on my pretty petals list.
Miss Meg

nicole addison said...

hmm sounds like even tho the teaching job may not have the greatest pay.. you'll be much happier. and i think if you're looking to find your calling, then being happy while you do it is the right way to go :) everyone deserves to be happier, especially you :) i think the teaching job sounds awesome!

Selma said...

I wish I could help girl. I need to find my calling, too. You will for sure as well find your way in life. We all do at some point. I hope. ;)

missy. said...

Hmm that is def a tough choice. I honestly have no idea what to tell you!! Good luck on deciding my love.

Thanks again for the shoutout on diamonds. It is very much apprecaited.

oh and yes, it is that cold! I am even wearing a scarf today.

Kym said...

finding your calling.. hmm.. well i just tried different things and reflected until i found one that truly made me happy. I decided that pay wasn't as important as getting to do what i TRULY love and having work/life balance so that i could still spend time with friends and family and go on vacation, etc. It'll come to you.. don't worry :) you've already made the first step.. weighing out the pros and cons!

Aya said...

I teach now :)

yiqin; said...

The sunflowers are really pretty :)

Rachael said...

It's a hard decision. I've found that sometimes I just have to make a decision and jump not knowing what's going to happen. It sounds like you love teaching, and I'm a huge proponent of doing what you love, even if it doesn't pay well, even if it will be difficult. But don't take a stranger's advice, do what you feel is best.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I think you might be happy at this new job love...even sacrificing just a bit. The teaching job sounds amazing!

And yay pretty pictures always do the trick!

Miss B said...

I, personally, have no career aspirations at all. I work because I need health insurance, and that's about it. I don't want to go study anything with the aim of getting into some field or another, and I'm not particularly interested in any sorts of things that one really gets paid and health-insured to do. I lack, it might be said, ambition. Completely. (and really, I'm okay with that)

So I guess what I'm really saying is, not everyone has a "calling" -- and you don't have to go frantically rushing around to try and "find" yours. You can, I suspect, just do what pleases you for now, for now. And later, you can always do something else.

Kristin said...

I've been in that boat and I decided to leave my job for the lowest paying but very fulfilling gig of SAHM. Ah ha. Best of luck with your decision!

Anna said...

oh darling, good luck with your searching. just take a deep breath and let your heart speak. : )
easier said, than done...i know its tough!!

you're in my thoughts sweets!

S.Elisabeth said...

These are lovely. and hmm I think you just have to think it through properly. I would say take the job, because it's not permanent, and despite the less pay, you get more fulfillment and more time to yourself.

Have fun at Sequoia and fuhgeddabout (brooklyn accent haha) your troubles =)

Sanchez said...

I hope you you figure it out. I'm sure you will.

Also, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one thinking of strange ways people are secretly talking to me.



zuzikabdo said...

mmm in my opnion .. i think keep doing what u like tell u fenish ur master .. and then u have to put a hihg target, and ur ambition will make the jorney enjoyable..
btw sequoia place seems very nice.. iam interisted in the design of the place.. could u please take some pics, that would do me a great good thanxxx in advance :)

Rhianne said...

It's so tough making these kind of decisions. I say go with whatever makes you happier though, happiness is the most important thing :) x

sarah said...

those photos are gorgeous!

and yeah, i get you. doesnt it suck how teachers get paid such peanuts for doing such good jobs??


zuzikabdo said...

totally !!
though tachers have very important part in shaping the society

Shokoofeh said...

Aww dear one, it sounds so hard to choose. right?
But Sara dear. please consider this; there is no "particular" difference. all at the end will look the same. it's just you. you and your daily amount of happiness. just go on. and don't think about details. what ever you choose, that would be awesome, because YOU have chosen it.

Love you!

Iva said...

teaching is so amazing, go with your heart :)

Lolla said...

sometimes it takes much time than we wanted but you'll find your way. i just wished everybody would recognize how important and necessary is a teacher's work. teachers should have the highest salaries, really. good luck to you.

sara said...

you might take some time to figure it out, but you'll find something that makes you happy soon enough!
that photo of stars in the jar is beautiful, by the way.

Shokoofeh said...

See this Sara:

sara said...

oh i know exactly how you feel dear.i am in school for something right now and i'm not sure if it's what i want.i guess you just have to have faith and trust that things happen for a regards to your job,i think that as long as it would make you very happy,nothing else really matters.

Gracie said...

I'm having the same trouble as you in finding my calling. I do believe it will come one day. Same with you. I think it's out there.
Pretty pictures always make me feel better. x

Athena. said...

Good luck on choosing,
I'd do whatever makes you happy; it's all your choice; the pros and concs list is a great idea!
All my love, beautiful,

Spardha Malik said...

i think the teaching job might just give you time to think about whats your REAL calling...!

keep the faith, beautiful.

in company with sparkles said...

May you be given peace with the right decision. It's hard to weigh those things in your mind.

Mohammed J. said...

all is coming clear.... just open your eyes a bit wider.

i love you

have a pretty day :)

Winnie said...

You will find your calling eventually. I think we all go through that point which feels a little like limbo. I know I will feel the same when I finish my masters.

*m a r said...

Wow.......sweet pics! Love the jar!
Great post!

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