Trying Something New

I think we all need to try something new every now and again.  I’m a fan of it, aren’t you?

So in the spirit of trying something new, I’m looking around for a new path.  A new career perhaps?  A new way of getting things done.  And I’m not sure where this new search is headed.

I’m looking at going back to school.  Need to solidify that this next week, but it is a real possibility.  And if I get all the paperwork done correctly, I’ll be going back to school to learn something completely unrelated to anything I’ve ever done in the past.

Something entirely new.

I’m looking at jobs I never thought I’d look at.  Desperation?  Perhaps.  But perhaps it is time to look under a new leaf.

I had a friend who up and quit a decent job to try something new.  His new path has been rocky and unsure, but I can honestly say I’ve never seen him happier.  He quit lots of things he was really really good at to go off and do something he really really wanted.

He’s one of my heroes for that.  He chose it, I’ve had it forced off onto me.  But we have to play the cards life gives us, because leaving the table isn’t an option.

I’ve had a few friends, some quite close, decide to leave the table.  I don’t think it worked they way they intended.  It is messy, it doesn’t ever work the way you intended.  Or at least I hope not.  I’d hate to think my friends intended to leave the mess they did.

So I’m looking down a new path, and right now it has lots of twists and turns.  I’m still not sure where it is taking me, nor am I sure where I’ll end up.  But do we ever?

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5 thoughts on “Trying Something New

  1. I so wish I had the bravery to do that.. just up and quit everything so that I could pursue what I wanted. I’m not even 100% sure of what I want in life, but I know I’m not quite there yet.

    I drove into work this morning and thought, “You know, if I did this Dave Ramsey stuff.. REALLY did it.. and paid off all of our debts (excepting, perhaps, our home), I could conceivably quit work. I could quit and pursue something I want to do.”

    And honestly? It was enough to inspire me.

    • I hope you stay inspired. I tend not to be. I tend to get uninspired quickly.

      Like, there is this part I want in an upcoming play, but it would require me to start working out like a crazy man. So, I’m finding little inspiration. But I really want the part. Just not enough to do what needs to be done.

  2. Wish I was that brave, too. And organized. Life is just what happens to me, and even though a lot of wonderful things have happed to/for me, some days I don’t feel in particularly “accomplished.” Maybe when I find out what I want to be when I grow up, I will. (Well, sometime I feel God has this “hound of heaven” of what he would like me to do– but I feel SO not ready to go there yet.)

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