Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Where do I go from herre?

I have been struggling with decisions I must make with regards to my future employment. I am not sure where I should or could end up next year. I don't know if I should forget everything else and go to warmer climate or if I should pursue my career ambitions.

In high school, I had my life planned out and I knew exactly what I wanted (or at least I thought I knew). However, I now realize that life does not turn out the way you expected and many unexpected occurrences happen along the way to wreck havoc on your well laid plans.

I have to choose between prestige vs location. Sadly, I cannot have both. I don't know what I want in life any more. Like Jim in the tv show "The Office", I think I have peaked. It seems like it may be all downhill from herre.

I really hate decisions like this. In high school, I had to make a similar decision and I still wonder what would have happened if I had decided to go to one of the other institutions.

I need a vacation.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tough choice. One could say if you regret your previous decision, you should do the opposite this time. But this isn't an exact science. Happiness can't really be assured. So just expect that you'll be unhappy no matter what you do. Then you'll have less pressure on you.

And stop worrying about "peaking." If your job is your sole source of fulfillment, then you limit your ability to excel in other aspects of your life. And this is self-perpetual. Only you can stop the cycle. And only you make the decision to get on the cycle.