mgirl Posted May 11, 2010 Share Posted May 11, 2010 This is in relation to career / job, and will probably apply to the more mature members of this forum, but i am interested to hear about experiences where people have reached the age of 32+ and have been required to start again, in terms of retraining, a new career, and even a new lifestyle (with mostly new friends etc.)? My situation is, i've been in the same career for so long (20) years and it has recently come to an end. I guess i defined myself through that particular vocation, and now i am a major cross-roads. I am not expecting to stay in touch with many of my former colleagues as the lifestyle of our job did not suit me anyway. So, now i am feeling kind of 'lost in space' so as to speak. I am literally unemployed and am trying to etch out a decent resume! Which is difficult sometimes. I am also considering courses and a new vocation, although this is difficult too. I am attracted to teaching, but it has become really competitive where i live and i will need some work experience for my next years' application. On the flip side, i am happy for what the future might hold. I am not overly excited, but a little relieved that my former "life" is almost over. I have also realised i am free to go on a holiday for a few weeks, which would be nice, although i'd have to go solo. So, i'm kinda in this limbo... no incoming money (although i have savings, not willing to squander too much through) and will also be going through a change in peers... It's weird. On one hand i'm lonely, but on the other, i'm relieved.. Go figure. Does anybody else have an experience of completely changing everything, in terms of job, lifestyle, or even changing states or countries? It'd be great to hear how you coped. Thanks for your time Link to comment
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