Now that I am completely upending my life by moving in with my significant other, I am noticing other parts of my life I am unhappy with more and more.
Basically, I feel stuck in a job that I don’t particularly like and at the moment can’t see a way out. This isn’t because of the economy, it is more a lack of diversified skills. Somewhere along the way I took a detour from my intended career and ended up in a field with limited opportunities. To make matters worse, things have changed so much in the field I was in I would have to get back in at the entry-level. That career, while it has more opportunities, is still not a common job and would also have limited opportunities.
How do you make a successful career change at 37 without having to go back to school or start at the bottom again? I guess I wouldn’t mind starting at the bottom again, if I could afford it or if I knew I would really enjoy it. Unfortunately I haven’t been successful at figuring out what jobs I’d like. I know many people have this problem and suck it up and go to work, but I’d really like to enjoy the thing I do 8+ hours a day!
I had an idea of trying to become self-employed or starting my own business. I just need to get the confidence to move forward and get rid of the debt. Any one else made a mid-life career change? Any advice?
My biggest issue at the moment is that I make a good salary and I really need the money to pay off my debts. Perhaps I can track down a good career counselor.