Here I am, unemployed, looking for a Project Management/Business Analyst consulting job, and not feeling energized. I talked to my former boss from a couple of jobs ago over drinks last night, and usually I get excited to start over doing what I have done in my past. But, when I really feel good about myself, it’s when I am ‘be-bopping’ around my house rearranging stuff, or decorating for the holidays, or making something look pretty. It feels ‘not good enough’ to make a career out of. Why? Should I do what I know how to do, even it doesn’t bring me fulfillment?
Yes, I know, will rearranging stuff pay the bills? I can tell you right now, it’s not paying the bills! But, it’s strange to me that you can make a small change to a room, and it can make a huge difference. For example, in my family room, I had a wine rack at bar height against the wall with a small desk opposite of the wine rack bar against a back of a couch creating a walkway. I flipped flopped the two, and it’s amazing how big of a change it made making the room seem bigger. I have lived with the original furniture arrangement for five years. That small change made a huge difference!
Can I take the same principals and apply to real life? Do I just have faith and follow what I have passion for and continue to make tweaks until I can get some business or do I pay the bills? What’s realistic? What’s possible?
A little discouraged,