Bored and Burned out

I'm simply bored. I've been writing for years now and haven't had much traction but I'm young and it's supposed to take awhile to break free of the mud. My girlfriend bores me on many occassions but other times, we have a blast. I took a degree in something I could care less about, worse, I'm not terrible at it but I really don't want to work in this line of business. I want to go back to school but I'm worried my choice is just me lashing out at my parents and self and when the whip recoils it'll hit me with a 50k bill if not a few thousand more. I'm bored with my one previous passion of homebrewing and beer rating- it has become a job and boy, do I hate jobs. There are a ton of options for me but I just won't get off my post at the fork in the road, I guess I'm, I'm afraid to go and walk the wrong path. Mostly because my thermos doesn't hold much water at the moment and one of the paths (a new degree) leads to a desert where I'll have to pledge my soul for water- the other isn't very pretty though. I need help or something, I don't want to be lashing out but I also don't want to be my father or stay put anymore. It's a s***** stalemate I put myself into.

Jun 8, 2016

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  • You sound a lot like me. I tried about 50 careers before finally realizing that all work turns into work eventually. For me, the key was autonomy. When I went into business for myself, and I made all the decisions, I stopped feeling trapped by work.

  • A job can certainly be boring, but your life doesn't need to be. Just because you major in something, doesn't mean you work in that field. Writing is a tough field to make money in. It is possible, but it can be difficult and editorial jobs often don't pay a lot. But if it's something you love, keep on writing and looking. Start a blog if you haven't already. Consider self publishing books. For an actual job - apply to newspaper, book and magazine publishers in your area or outside your area. may not always be writing about something that interests you, that's what your blog is for. is a good site for writing jobs. Most of the time where you work can't be exciting every moment. It's a benefit, if you like what you do and who you work with. But it's still a job. It's where you make money. Sometimes your passion isn't your job. If you're bored, you need to look into finding things outside of your job to make you interested. If you want to go back to school, research to see if it even makes sense. Some careers don't require masters. It's very easy to become complacent at a job, but the truth is you should always be looking for opportunities. Maybe you should set goals for yourself, like train for a marathon or something different than something work related. Even plan a trip and go somewhere. Here's a thought.. what about teaching English in other countries for awhile? is still a job, but your young and not married. Could be something that takes you out of where you are and allow you to travel and see the world. But the reason you are bored and unfulfilled has more to do with you than any other person in your life. Shake things up in your life.

  • Get a job with a company that offers tuition reimbursement

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