Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wasting my education...

I know many people think I'm wasting my education and my talents by working part time as a waitress.  I know my husband really thinks I should be making use of my master's degree and making a boatload of money.  And yet I am happy not having a "career" right now.  I'm able to make some money, visit with people while they are out having a good time, and available to take him to appointments and go camping and take a 7 day cruise.  I'm able to stay up late and sleep in.  To mow the lawn on Monday morning (after sleeping in of course) rather than getting up at the crack of dawn and driving an hour or more to a stress filled day.

Granted I need to do more with my life - I'm working on getting my home based marketing consulting business going.  And yet ambitious I am not, not at all.

It's weird, so not where I envisioned myself when I was working hard to earn that MBA and now that it is just a very expensive piece of paper framed on my wall, I still know that it was a great thing for me at the time and that I have no desire to take on the kind of long hours, high stress job that come with the title of MBA.

I'm perfectly fine being called "waitress" and I don't mind hearing "miss, could I have more coffee?"  With it comes more serenity than I ever imagined possible.

9 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Sometimes we find our career is what lies at home so we seek a job in a less stressful environment.

Tricia said...

Thanks for your comments Tammy - I miss your blog! :) Did you start a new one or just gave up altogether?

K13 said...

I've always said it's MORE about being happy than making a boatload of $$$ --- if only I could find that happy place for me!!

Tricia said...

Well I don't need a boatload of money but could not survive on my own on these wages either.

Jennifer Leeland said...

Well, I know it's been tough to do what you have to do to make it and still maintain sanity.
Hang in there. Regardless of whether you're using that degree or not, it shows your tenacity, your ability, and those are NEVER wasted. No matter what job you're doing.

gpc said...

When your life has been battered - as yours has -- your head needs a little space to heal. A job like yours gives you that space. It sounds to me that you've made a wonderfully self nurturing choice to stay in this job rather than face unnecessary new stresses before you are ready. I think we should honor our ability to cope. Good for you!

Shieldmaiden96 said...

Girl, I know exactly what you mean. I'll be smiling tomorrow morning too when I wake up, whenever I feel like it.

Patrick said...

caregiving changes perspective

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

verybadcat said...

i think you're doing just what you were meant to in this moment, in this world.

btw, you know what i could use? some damn marketing consulting. ;)

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