Saturday, June 11, 2011

So many things

There are so many things I want to do and the faster I grow up the more worried I get about not being able to do them. One of my ultimate fears is being stuck.  And that refers to anything and everything in my life, relationships, traveling, schoolwork and the list goes on, but most importantly stuck in a job.  I know it happens to people quite often; they graduate, they take a job because it pays well, not because they like it, and then five years later...they are still there, not happy.  I can't let that be me, I won't let that be me.  I have so much that I want to do and places to see and travel to, that being stuck simply isn't an option. My mom thinks I worry about it too much, but I just want to be doing something I'm passionate about.  They say you can be anything you want to be right? Is it too much to ask to be able to wake up every day and be excited for a job?? .. I hope not!

"Totally Stuck"
& I feel like traveling is one of the best ways to be 'unstuck' in a routine.  You get to experience so many different cultures, traditions, foods, people and it is definitely something high on my list to do.  My best friend Sam just came back from a few weeks in Beijing, China and the stories he was able to share with me were extraordinary.  It truly made me appreciate where I live, but really gave me the urge to see more, outside of the US and even inside!  Besides never being outside of the US, there are still places in America I want to go to, my top two right now are California and Colorado! & I wouldn't mind living in Miami or Dallas for some time either! There is just so much to explore : )
Sam showing Ava and Jake cool toys he got them from China!
Attempt at flying the kite
Attempt failed! Oh well, untangling it was fun ; )

Do you think its possible to wake up everyday super excited about your job??
Where has been your fav place ever in America or outside that you have visited?!?

Check out Sam's travels in China on his Blog



  1. LOL. I love this post, I do. But getting stuck is a what happens to a good 80% of people if I had to take my guess. I worked in the corporate world for six yrs and got stuck. However, I more than doubled my income within than time period and got into my routine. But I wasn't happy. Sometimes you do what you gotta do to get by (since I dont have anyone else helping me with bills) and it sucks, I'm 31 and have never had a job I've been excited about it. Blargh :( As your elder, I can say that I regret NOT traveling right out of college. Yeah, I moved out west but I wish I would have seen the world. Do it while you can!

  2. I don't want to end up stuck in a terrible job either! I don't care if I'm not paid that much, I just want to make sure that I'm happy. No amount of money can take that away from me! I want to do so much more traveling in the future. The coolest place I've ever been is Barcelona. The culture was totally different, but in a good way. It was artsy and metropolitan and so completely different from what I'm used to! I was also loving the croissants for breakfast everyday too!

  3. I think everyone worries about that!! I think you should do what you love... Even if it means taking a pay cut. Because are you truly "successful" if you aren't doing something you are passionate about?

    I love Key West - and Boston!

  4. I think it's definitely possible to love your job. However, like you said, many people take any ol' job because they have to pay the bills. Sad but true. Especially in this economy.

    Honestly, I don't get terribly excited about my job, nor do I hate it. I guess you can say I tolerate it. But I always have that voice in my head that tells me, "Okay, just a few more months and I'm looking for another job--one that I really want". I am refusing to get stuck! And I think you have a great mentality. If you never settle for anything less than what you want (and you have the drive), then eventually you will have it.

  5. I've definitely worried about that too - I hope you find a great job that you enjoy! Even if it doesn't pay a lot, I think it would be worth it if it's something you get excited about.

    My favorite place EVER is Hawaii!!! :D


  6. I really hope there is a job that I wake up every day wanting to do! If I got paid to eat, I would be pretty excited about that :)

    My favorite places that I've traveled to are Autralia, Norway, Washington DC and Colorado!

  7. We are so similar! I have a traveling bug too, all I want to do when I get done with school is travel and live wonderful wild places.

    Come to Colorado, I think you would love it here!

  8. ill move to miami with you. my family and i used to have a vacation home there so i am veryy familiar with the area. lets DO it. and we'll always be tan and happy :-)

  9. After working in the treasury controls department of Finance and doing spreadsheets all day I have decided that it is NOT the career path for me. I started listing things I love to do and I matched them with some business ideas. It will take a lot of hard work and time, but if you really love it, it wont feel that way. Just gotta do it!
    I have no doubts about you Niecy, I don't think you will find yourself "stuck".

  10. totally agree with this post! I have the same fears ..I need to love my job when I'm out in the real world...I know its gonna take work to get where I want to be but it'll be worth it..... My favorite place was italy, I went there last summer. AND this winter I'm going back with dave for a month!

  11. I'm fortunate that I love my job. Is it my absolute dream job? I don't know. But I love that I've never once woken up in the morning dreading going to work. It's hard to pick one thing to be passionate about. I've heard the phrase that "you should do what you like as a job and what you love as a hobby." And, I've found a lot of truth to that. Sounds like you're very open to exploring new things, which is great. You'll only get stuck when you get too afraid to take chances in life. :)

  12. Life is hard and as we get older things get harder and harder. I try to find the courage not to get stuck, but it is too hard... :-)

  13. Jobs are hard. I'm going to be going to grad school, so not in a permanent position so I can't quite answer your question. I tried to think of something I'd like doing, that I would be good at (I hope) but is still practical and I could still make a living. Balanced.