If I hear this question one more time, I think I might just slap someone.
Not because it's a particularly intrusive or sensitive subject. Hey, I work full time. I'm leaving my job to move with my husband for his job. So naturally, I'll get a new job there, right? Yes.
But the problem is, I don't really know. And I feel like I'm supposed to have the answers.
Well, I do know. I know I'm good at what I do (and keyword) when I have the time to fully commit myself to look for a new job, I will. But let's be honest, I'm in the home stretch of finishing up my MBA and I'm pretty busy with holding down the fort up here in PA while Mr. B's gone. I'm feeling a little spent. That's natural.
But has anyone ever felt like they're just not sure what they want to do? Like, I know what the obvious next step is, but maybe this is the perfect opportunity to try something new (i.e. new career with my MBA). Or is this the time when we finally take the plunge and give parenthood a try? (I make it sound as if you can dip your toe in and out of this parenthood business. I know it's not that simple. It's just my sense of humor.)
The problem is, I'm such a planner. So when I look at January and February on my calendar, and there's nothing there (other than classes), it freaks me out a little. I have the luxury of taking a little time to find my feet in our new city. I don't want to rush into the first job I'm offered. I've learned that it's not about the job description on paper, but the people and organization that really matter when looking for your next move.
Hence, I'm sort of at a crossroads. I'm telling myself that I can't expect to have the answer now if I'm not even living full-time in my new environment. It's normal to just question the simplest things when life is throwing so many curveballs my way. But I'm also listening to a little, tiny voice in my head which is hinting to me that this move presents so many new opportunities. Some perhaps that I haven't even thought of before. But trusting that little, tiny voice? Oh, that's a different story.
Has anyone else ever been in a similar situation or feel the same way? I love all your comments, and now more than ever, I need you to share some life lessons with me!