What Do You Do When The World Starts Wearing You Down?
I’ve been really stressed out about work lately, and I need some advice. I’ve realized that I’m not going to get what I need out of my job, and am considering quitting. Not immediately, but I’m planning on leaving this job, which is only twice a week in the evenings, as soon as I finish my degree and start looking for a real job. I have been optimistic that I would be able to keep this job in my life beyond university because I love what I do and I know several people who still do this on the side, but now I’m not so sure. Lately, it’s really started to wear on me, and I don’t love it anymore. I feel like there’s too much politics, and my efforts are being unappreciated. I feel like I’m getting farther from the parts of the job that I loved, the parts that I joined to do. I feel like I spend more time being angry about my job and the people I work with than I do actually enjoying it. I need to feel like I belong, like people appreciate what I do, that people want to see me move forward, not just get stuck where I am right now. And that’s exactly where I am. Stuck.
But would leaving mean I’m giving up and quitting? Or would it mean I’m making a good decision for myself? I would really appreciate any advice people can offer.
Thanks for listening,