Im still trying to get back to school, but I am so reluctant. everytime I get accepted to a grad program, its never "quite right"...so i back out...tryiing to get past that, don't want to be a technician all my life. Anyone else having power struggles? I for one feel the need to rise up from the bottom of the foodchain career-wise!! Actually make a difference you know, not just follow orders and get booted about by management. RRRRrrr...mangement
Oooh, I can so
relate to all that. Born in '80, btw. I suppose I've come to the conclusion that nothing in the current system 'fits' me, whether school, work, partying, whatever. After I gave up trying to mash my square self into the established round holes (um, sorry if that sounds kinda bad, lol), my stress levels went down somewhat. I'm not a parent yet, so I can't speak to that part, but the difference that I make doesn't much come from what I do for work, unfortunately. The parts of my day that make me feel like I've accomplished something are those ever-increasing moments of really connecting
with people I come in contact on a daily basis.
Maybe some people have been lucky enough to find something that fulfills them, work-wise, which is completely wonderful. However, I think that even if I find that 'dream job', there will always be frustrating ridiculousness to deal with due to the inefficient and soulless structure that we're forced to work within. At least, until the 'shift' or whatever it is, happens, and we collectively awaken screaming from the 'American Dream', wondering what the hell took us so long to fix this mess.