Wow! I can’t believe it is January 1, 2015. It really is true that when you are young time goes by very slowly or so it seems. But as you get older time seems to go by so fast! This year has brought many changes for my family. For the past few years, I have been working on my health and fitness and I am excited to start off another year of feeling great. My oldest daughter has reached her goal of obtaining a Masters’s Degree in English and my youngest has graduated with her Cosmetology License. My middle daughter is having a wonderful time living in Texas and my husband is having an amazing year with his landscaping business. Personally, all is great, right? However, another year has passed and it is another year that I feel dissatisfied with my professional life. I created a blog to start fresh and to pursue some type of new career. I began posting different ideas and it stated off great…then life and work got in the way. However, this year I am committed to changing my professional life. I have worked in the same field for 20 years and at the same job for 10. I have not grown in this position for the last 6-7 years, not that I know everything there is to know but I have no motivation to grown more. In this sense it has become a job. It is no longer a career. At this point, I feel I need something that fulfills me and that is not just that job. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my students but I need more. That probably applies to a lot of people. I want something that makes me feel happy and that I love doing. When I say this out loud, It sounds very scary in today’s economic times. To leave a decent paying job to pursue a career that could possibly pay less and even have a questionable future. But do you work at a job for the next 30 years feeling miserable and unhappy just for a buck? Is that fair to myself or my students? Who knows the answer to these questions? I may never know. At this point, however,  I do know that 2015 needs to be the year of change. The year that I do something else. I know this will be hard and the transition will take a lot of work but I think it will be worth it in the long run. At this point, I can only say stay tuned to see what happens.

I wish you and your loved ones a happy 2015 and I hope if you are feeling like me, think about what you want. What you feel needs to change. I know you have heard this before, “Life is too short to not be happy.” But may be it really is. May be happiness is the true meaning of life!

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