Anyone have a great resource for discovering a career that you love? There are so many sites out there on the web and so many books I really don’t know where to start. I’ve been an accountant for 25+ years, and I can’t stand it anymore. I used to have some amount of passion and talent for the job, but I swear, if I have to perform another Balance Sheet reconciliation, or make some journal entry to accrue a liability, or comply with some stupid SOX test I think my head is going to explode. I can’t even bring myself to study my yearly Continuing Education requirements for my CPA license. I just totally don’t care anymore if this report doesn’t tie to that report. My latest job pays great and has great benefits, but I haven’t looked forward to coming to work in a long time. Lately, I actually have bad dreams about work, and my blood pressure can’t take it. I have a micro-managing boss who has no concept of a work-life balance, and who has never once asked me about my children and how they’re doing.
One of my daughters possibly has dyslexia, and I can’t hardly concentrate on anything anymore, except working on memory and thinking and reading about dyslexia. We are having her tested tomorrow, but I think the tests are going to reveal she has some form of dyslexia, and if so, we’re probably going to move to a larger city with resources to handle this. Maybe some place like Asheville or Charlotte.
I’m sorry for such a rant, but I’m hoping some of you out there may have had a career crisis, and can give me some pointers. I’m turning 50 next month, and I dread starting over, but I’ve got to do something. Thanks for any advice you can provide.