By: Revanche

Weekend wonderings

March 19, 2011

It’s not going to be because of the night owl tendencies that Monday morning is going to dawn a bit more darkly than Saturday or Sunday.

Dare I cop to burnout so soon?  Dare I admit that it’s been a long hard slog since landing this gig and no matter how hard I work, there’s always more piling on, more left to do, more that staff need from more, more expected of me, more, more and more?

Yes, we’ve got a vacation coming up but more often than not, the thought on my mind has been: what would I rather be doing? 

And I know this has been an excellent learning experience, albeit a painful one, so it’s hard for me to say I want to do anything but this – that may just be the Tired As All Get Out speaking.

So instead, as I don’t rightly have the answer to that for myself, what would you rather be doing?  Monday morning when you arise from your beauty rest, what would you ideally be getting ready to do for your daily bread?

10 Responses to “Weekend wonderings”

  1. I know the feeling – when you don’t really like what you’re doing, but can’t really think of anything better and can definitely think of a pile of things that are worse. Hope it resolves for you.

  2. Karen says:

    Well, you know what I did. I took a change that, at the least, will improve my quality of life as far as intangibles. And most likely, work life, too.

  3. mOOm says:

    I figured that you haven’t been writing about your job much, so it must be better than the previous one which you complained about a lot.

    On Monday mornings at the moment I am getting up to go teach. Teaching is hard work for me. I guess it can be fulfilling but it is quite stressful. But I do it so that the rest of my work time can be spent on stuff I enjoy more (research). Whenever I think about alternative jobs (most likely working in the government bureaucracy here) this sounds like the best thing to do.

  4. eemusings says:

    I would simply rather be relaxing with no obligations at all, being free to set my own schedule. To bake, cook, read, work on new songs. Whatever.

    But real life beckons…

  5. I would prefer to vacation/relax, but i don’t think that brings in daily bread.

    As far as jobs that actually pay go, I think I’d prefer a smaller company – so I’m looking into it a little bit. But things aren’t so bad that it is critical – so i’m thankful for that.

  6. Kathleen says:

    I don’t have a definite idea of what I’d rather be doing, but I do want out of my current job. At a basic level, I would like to get paid more and do more challenging work. On a higher level, I would like to do work that’s more meaningful and rewarding and relevant to what I studied in school. At the end of the day though, I just want to be happy and not as tired all the time!

  7. Revanche says:

    @TheLostGoat: It might be a touch of that, plus a touch of “what’s my next step?” I always had something like a five year plan to work against. Right now, I don’t.

    @Karen: Yes, and you got my brain ticking!

    @mOOm: Partly because the environment is now far better, partly because I don’t want to bring that here anymore, partly because I’m so dang busy all the time I barely have time to write about things that I LIKE 😀

    How much teaching v research are you doing on a regular basis now? Or is it that you’re teaching full time now so you can do research later?

    @eemusings: Yes… I know that would have been my answer if it weren’t for that earning bit.

    @stackingpennies: Plus you have the figuring out what to do with two career paths thing going …

    @Kathleen: Are you looking yet? I absolutely agree with the wanting to be happier and not as tired all the time. I would LOVE that.

  8. Rather be doing?

    Y’know, all the while I was so loathing the job at GDU, I used to think how much I would like to be able to make a living at some sort of craft or art. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to make, say, silver jewelry so beautiful other people would pay you for it, and pay enough for you to live on? Or wouldn’t it be neat to make wine, or bake artisanal breads, or… Or just about anything where you use your hands to make something desirable. Alone. In your garret, in your studio, in your winery, way to hell and gone out on your ranch as far away from noise and hassle as you can get.

    Oh. That’s antisocial, isn’t it? {sigh}

  9. Serendipity says:

    I would love to be waking up to some Starbucks delivery man and going to my job I have now, just making 20,000 more or even 10,000 more. I woner if that’s possible.

  10. I rather be blogging. ^__^;;

    wha? I would. lol. I hate my job. ~_~ sometimes I dream of quitting.

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