Have you changed jobs/careers in mid-life?
It's back to work tomorrow after a blissful week off. I love where I work, I love the people, but my job (the very work I do every day) is not a good fit for me. There are parts I do well -- I'm detail-oriented, organized, etc. -- but it's like wearing a shoe that's just a tad too small, every day. I'm constantly on a learning curve and have been for years and that's starting to get old. I'd like to do something that uses my natural gifts and talents and that's not doing what I'm doing now.
I want to make the break to something completely different, something that's ME. Something creative. Something close to home (I drive more than 50 miles, or 2 hours, round-trip and it's killing me.) My dream job would involve something in the home arts, NOT computers which is what I'm doing now.
I'm beginning to pray for the doors to open to something else. Meanwhile, I just need to accept where I am and do my best every day.... and keep praying.
Anyone else ever felt this way? Did you make the break or stick with it until you were more satisfied? I've been there 20 years and I don't want to leave, but a few months ago my mind began to open to that possibility... something I never thought would happen.