I’m Stuck In-between a Rock and a Hard Place...

...in terms of my career. I’m a qualified childcare worker and it’s been printed on my CV ever since I created one in college in the library (well, it’s been updated quite a lot since then) I always thought it was what I wanted to do. However, I think I’ve been completely blindsided by this and I feel I’ve missed out on the opportunities to go further in my career. Not that I want to become a teacher, there’s too much stress on teachers these days to get results and there’s too much paperwork, something I’m defo not marvellous at. All I know is that I’m stuck, I’m becoming stale.





I know people will roll their eyes at their laptop/phone screen and say “well just go out there and go after what you want!” Oh boys and girls, if only it were that simple. If I thought I could quit my job tomorrow knowing I would be financially secure, I’d literally skip to the office and hand in my notice with a huge grin on my face. I wish it was that easy, but life isn’t made to be easy, is it?


The thing is, when I think of quitting my job, I know it's the only one thing I'm really good at doing. Working with kids is so rewarding, the money is shit but it's such a good feeling helping kids to learn new things everyday. I'm not sure if I would be good at doing anything else. That does sound like I'm putting myself down quite a lot, but that's the result of poor confidence. The one perk of my job is the flexibility of it, as I work for a supply agency, I can pick and choose what days I work and what schools I want to go to.


I’ve been looking for writing jobs for months on end now, but where I live, there’s limited opportunities around. If I thought I could, I'd go into blogging full time. Like I said at the beginning though, financially that's not possible right now, unless I win the Lottery, then finances wouldn't be an issue!




The big question is - will I ever turn my blog into a full time career? Hmm, I honestly couldn't tell you. If only blogging could give you an instant wage packet when you first enter the Blogosphere.


I’m writing this post at 10:40 at night, knowing I’m going to a school tomorrow I haven’t been to before, so it’s time to dream of new possibilities and hope the dreams come true one day for me.


Lucy
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  1. I truly hope you find what you're looking for! I know how it feels to be stuck at a job you aren't 100% happy with.

    Renee @ Maritime Mama

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  2. Ah it's so difficult! It's always easier said than done to simply say 'follow your dreams'because in reality, it's not practical. All I can say is, keep writing!! An opportunity will come your way at some point and you deserve to be happy! Best of luck with the future Lucy x

    Evie x | eviejayne.co.uk

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    1. Aww Evie thank you so much! You've made my day with your comment! x

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  3. Figuring out what you want to do with your life is so tough! I'm currently trying to figure what the heck I want to do with mine and I'm having little to no luck with it! I've never even really been the person to have a dream job/career in mind. Good luck with deciding your future, Luce! x

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  4. My blog is my career and it is HARD. There's certainly harder jobs out there but every time a new month rolls around, there's always this slight feeling of dread because you just don't know how this month is going to go. If it's a quiet month, that obviously means less money. And there's no way to predict it.

    I hate it when people say "just follow your dreams!" like it's the easiest thing in the world! It's absolutely not.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. I hate it when people say “follow your dreams” like it’s the easiest thing to do!

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  5. I hope you figure out what it is you want to do lovely.
    It is hard, I know this!
    You've got this ♥

    Luke | www.lukeheywoodstyle.co.uk

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  6. Lucy how do you stay safe from all the nasty infections that groups of children bring with them? I was a nursery nurse when I was younger but my CF wasn't diagnosed until I was 28 although always had bother with my chest. I now have a chest infection if anyone near me has a sore throat or runny nose. A nightmare when I have four grandchildren.

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    1. I think I’ve just become immune to it all to be honest!

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