I feel stuck, sometimes everything just sucks

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Registered: 05-15-2007
I feel stuck, sometimes everything just sucks
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Wed, 01-04-2012 - 11:15am

Hi,

Today I stayed home, I called sick to work cuz I'm sick of it.

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Registered: 01-20-2005
Wed, 01-04-2012 - 12:59pm

I am sorry that you are feeling this way and it's very understandable that you would.

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Registered: 05-15-2007
Wed, 01-04-2012 - 5:44pm

Hi Tobylady,

Thanks for the support.

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Registered: 01-20-2005
Wed, 01-04-2012 - 7:54pm

I can so relate to the feeling about Sunday's but in a different way.

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Registered: 05-15-2007
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 9:01am

Actually, I won't lie: I hate my job and it's the main cause of all this. It started with I don't like this job and won't stay in it. I have been looking for more

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 8:44am

Okay so lets look at this realistically.. If you do quit do you have enough savings to get you by for awhile until your next job comes along?
Maybe you can see a life coach (some arent that expensive) or attend some career training and find out what you like to do.. After that you can focus on jobs that you would enjoy....

I am not sure

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Registered: 01-20-2005
Sun, 01-08-2012 - 11:50pm

That's scary to me - not having a job and no income at all.

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Registered: 01-20-2005
Sun, 01-08-2012 - 11:55pm

You are very correct - no unemployment benefits if you leave on your own.

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Registered: 10-17-2010
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 11:51am

Your post reminded me of how I felt in 2010. I had a good job, lot of friends, my mother and brother and for some reason I was just not happy. I felt empty and like I was stuck in a routine of my life. I travelled a lot and always felt great while travelling but instant misery would set in as soon as I would go home.

I know lot of people would disagree with my advice as maybe even say that it is running away. But I quit my job, gave up my apartment, stored everything in my mother's hours and went travelling. My goal was to travel for 6 months and then settle somewhere overseas and teach english. I live in Italy now, married and teaching English part time.

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 7:36pm

I would say that I love what you posted and it does sound nice.

The only thing is that most people dont have that kind of money to travel.. I dont know maybe the OP has it but when you quit your job and you have no means to support yourself what do you do? You need a wopping amount of savings and the economy sucks so if you quit a job then what???


I know where there is a will there is a way but how when you have to pay rent and live..Not knocking the idea but just how to do it..

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Registered: 10-17-2010
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 12:38am

I saved for about 10 months so did not have that much money. It all depends where you travel. I am a budget traveller so I never pay for accommodation (couchsurfing.org) or pay very little bit depending on where I am. There are countries such as Nepal and Thailand where you can have private room and all of your meals for less than $10. So it is possible, I did it...two of my friends did it after me :) But it is all about the comfort level, not everyone can do it...but there is something liberating about just being there in the world, meeting people, experience cultures (good and bad), etc. In Nepal, they even have mediatation centres that are by donation only. You can stay for 12 days, room and board, and donate whatever you can afford. But this is all just my experience to show that if you feel stuck, do something about it...