Nature of the Beast

It’s easy to get disenfranchised with your job and your coworkers. The sometimes mundane nature of going to work creates an easy environment to feel this way. Does this mean you should leave that job when these feelings become overwhelming? Or is it your job to frame things differently and figure out a way to get yourself engaged again?

This is my dilemma for the day. I used to think that leaving and finding new employment was the solution, but who is to say that any other job would be better than this one? The grass is not always greener on the other side, which has been proven time and time again.

Perhaps I should make a pro/con list to figure out if the benefits outweight the negatives. I have a feeling there is a lot more benefit to staying…but wow, what a shift in thought for me. I was 100% convinced I would leave this job after business school, but now I really do not think that I will.

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MBA

I am 40 days away from receiving my MBA. 40 days. It’s almost unbelievable that the time has flown by this quickly. While I am ecstatic about receiving the degree, I must say that I am a little disappointed that I am no closer to figuring out what I want to do with it than I was the day that I entered classes for the first time. I guess I assumed that getting your MBA would open doors for you, and you would slowly realize what you wanted to do while participating in the program.

Sure, I’ve considered many career paths while getting this degree. Management Consulting, Supply Chain, Lawyer (a few times when I questioned whether law school would have been a better choice). At the end of the day, though, I keep coming back to thinking that exactly what I am currently doing is the right career path. This path could ultimately lead me to great wealth, and why should I give that up to move to a profession that I am unsure about?

At the end of the day, maybe this was just an amazing way to test myself to make sure that I could still carry through with some of my goals. Maybe it wasn’t meant to change my life drastically, rather it was meant as a personal challenge that I have passed with flying colors.

Hockey

It’s actually pretty fitting that my first post would be about hockey since I am so utterly and ridiculously addicted to this sport. It goes back to my first hockey memory in 1990, when I was six years old, and the Penguins were making a run at the franchise’s first Stanley Cup. Legends like Mario Lemieux, Paul Coffey, and Kevin Stevens were my first idols as a child. As a child of the 80’s, where most girls idolized Barbie, I was busy watching my boys in the black and gold and wishing I could someday go to a hockey game!!! 22 years later, I’m still obsessed and I have indeed made it to several hockey games! 🙂

While hockey is an obsession, I must say that I have been disappointed in the first round of these 2012 playoffs. Talented players who are typically dazzling us with their skilled passes and shots are now turning into goons who take joy in hitting each other as opposed to scoring goals. Line brawls are now common occurences in some of these games. I understand that the playoffs are passionate and you cannot let the other team push you around, but really? Have the boys really devolved into this type of behavior? For the sake of everyone’s safety, and for the sake of the sport in the future, I really hope this is not a permanent change!