I am feeling generally bored and restless in my job. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t like the project that I’m currently working on, or because it’s just time for a change. My plan has always been to stay here until I get pregnant, in order to get maternity leave.
I was talking to a wise friend the other day who pointed out the fact that if a person is having trouble conceiving, then it would be sensible to remove all of the factors in their life that cause stress or concern. I suppose that working 8 hours a day in a job that is no longer particularly fulfilling could be considered one of those things.
It’s not that anything has changed at work. I’m just bored. I still love the people that I work with, and programming is definitely still a challenge, I just feel like I want something new. Someone asked me the other day what my current dream job would be. I didn’t even have to think for a second. I want to work in the gym. Ideally the boxing gym.
It would mean a significant pay cut and I would lose some of my benefits (superannuation and health insurance). The fact that I will be leaving work in the nearish future anyway means that those things aren’t particularly concerning. The biggest issue is the maternity leave thing. You have to be in a job for a year before you qualify for the government subsidy. I think it is possible that I would be covered by my company, so I suppose I should look into that.
It is so easy to be complacent about this kind of thing. I guess I should think about the advice I would give to someone else if they told me they were feeling like I am.
I’d tell them that we spend too much of our life working to not be happy in our job.