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I was reading back through my previous posts, and it made me realize how long it’s been since I last wrote. My last post on direction was interesting to look back on because it was all about direction and my job situation. What is interesting is that while I may not have an exact direction I want to be moving in career wise, I do have a new job. The new job, on some level, feels like I am going backwards, but on another level, it feels like it is at least in a direction that is actually forward moving. I am back in nursing homes and while it is not the place I want to be, there are a lot of positive things about it.

Some of the positives about my new job are: the pay, definite career path, using my degree, feeling pretty confident in my skill set, going to different places, and probably more that I can’t think of right now. What is hard about this new job is I feel like I am going backwards; not in the sense that I feel like my career is going backwards, more that I didn’t want to return to nursing homes. I need the pay, but I don’t like what I do. 

The biggest issue is, I’m not doing anything to change the trajectory of my career. It’s like I’m being complacent which is what got me into trouble in the past. I want to be able to follow my heart and my passions and have a career that I love. I know my passions are creativity, mindfulness, mental health, stress reduction, and learning about all of these. I’d probably also add in food and mental health as well as natural health. I don’t know how to make these passions a career reality and make money at it. I have figured out if there is a population that I would want to work with or not. I am trying to do things in my spare time to follow my passions and make my career be separate, but I have not been giving enough time to my passions. I continue to spend too much time on my phone, being lazy. I have housework to do as well as hobbies and passions. I am trying to volunteer and work with some of my passions so that it will make me more likely to follow through. 

I need to make sure that I am doing the right thing because time slips away quickly and I don’t want to be one of those people that regrets not doing something I love. I want to have a career, provide for my family, spend time with my family, and follow my passions. Don’t let time slip away! You never know what the future holds, so love and enjoy the moment and don’t allow it to mindlessly slip away!

Do you love what you do or are you just doing it because you have to o you feel like that is what you are supposed to do? Seize the moment and be able to know that you can look back on your life without regret!

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