So, as I've mentioned before
, I'm having a sort of quarter-life crisis. My plan is to take this coming year and apply to graduate programs, both English PhDs and (as it turns out) rabbinical school, to start in the fall of 2011.
I have been looking for other publishing-type jobs (the field I'm in now), as I think my current job (and boss) is a pretty big source of the malaise/depression I'm feeling. My goal is to be able to leave my job by the summertime. If money were no object, I'd quit tomorrow and go travelling, something I've never really had the chance to do, but money really is an object - I live almost paycheck to paycheck and am already getting help from understanding parents.
What would you do if you were me during this year? How do I make the most of it? I'm so so tired of my job/social life/normal outlets that I could scream. I have been making good smaller changes (therapy, volunteering, taking interesting evening classes) but I'm in dire need of a real, drastic change.
(Apologies if this sounds whiny or entitled. I recognize the value of having a job in a recession. But I still feel like a little bit like I'm stuck, with no end in sight.)