This July will mark the seventh year that I quit my full time job in corporate America to return to school. I guess you could say I have the seven year itch! I am itching to get on with my career goals, itching to experience how such a monumental decision can really impact my life.
It wasn't an easy choice, I had a good paying job in which I had been at for almost eight years. I was comfortable but I knew something was missing. Sure I had determination and drive, but the path that lay in front of me did not fit into the view I had of myself. I didn't like who I was becoming.
After some serious soul searching, I put in my notice and begged my father for a job bartending. I knew that with school and two children, I needed to make the most amount of money in the least amount of time. It fit the bill for the next three years.
But then life happens.
Today, I am back in grad school. I am hoping that my gaining more educational credentials I will be able to get in the door at a non-profit organization. I am hoping to find one that serves the community and implements education in some form. This may sound all well in good but I can't find a job. My issue now is that its been 7 years since I've had a full time job, so the gap in my working history is huge. I am in a swampy mess. My resume for corporate America is dusty and my "new" ambitions aren't evident. I've been advised to volunteer at an organization that I feel strongly about, but haven't figured out how to put more hours in my week to be able to do so.
So here I sit, with a rash that is spreading... scratch, scratch......
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