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Rough week; Time for a career change? Maybe.

I’m so glad it’s Friday. My week has been good, but also pretty stressful. I shouldn’t complain, as Lisa’s week was even more trying than mine, and her days have been even longer. I’m very happy that today Lisa is kicking off a much-needed three day weekend! She deserves it.

I’ve been working since 6:00 AM, and my goal is to finish up by mid-day, get my weight training workout in and then take the afternoon off. We’ll see how that goes. Seems like every time I try to do something like this unexpected problems start popping up left and right.

I appreciate that my job offers some flexibility with regards to my schedule, but the flip side is when there’s a network problem that falls under my charge I have to be able to drop what I’m doing and deal with it. I’m literally on call 24/7, and have been for about a decade. I haven’t had a real vacation in so long I can’t even remember the last time I got away for more than a long weekend.

I actually like my job, for the most part, but my company has been hit hard over the past few years. There’s a distinct possibility that I may not have a choice about moving on to something else within the next year or so.

More than two decades in the IT industry is starting to wear on me. I’m at the point where if I do have to find another job I’m seriously considering a career change. Of course at 43 years of age that’s not an easy thing to do, but nothing good comes easy.

I think I’d really enjoy helping others reach their fitness goals. Obviously I try to do that with my web sites, but I’m talking about on a more personal, one-on-one level. Training and coaching, maybe out of my home, sounds rewarding to me. Maybe I’ll look into getting some PT certs. Working with animals as a career is something else I’d love to do, but I have certain financial requirements that would be tough to meet without a heck of a lot of schooling in that area.

Anyway, sorry about the random musings! I’m going to get back to work, have a great day!