As we transitioned into the new year, I contemplate my future and where it could take me. I had a rough couple of weeks on the job and it made me reconsider where I and what I am doing. I have applied for and interviewed for a few positions. However, I am not sure the grass would be greener. I am trying to take a new approach to the way I view my current job and how it fits in to my master plan.
My job is a means to an end. It’s a job that gets the job done. There are a few people who, frankly, drive me insane. Managing my sanity is an easy chore when considering the benefits. I have a good boss. He is level headed and cares. That’s isn’t always easy to find. I love my staff. They are pretty awesome. The work isn’t too terribly difficult. I have the flexibility to take leave as I need. This has been a huge benefit as I have been dealing with aging parent issues for more than a year. So, it isn’t all bad. It isn’t very rewarding but facilitates the things that bring me joy.
I set a few goals for my post-military retirement. In a way, they can seem insignificant but because they represent to the level of freedom I would like for myself, they make more sense. For me, it’s about independence and flexibility and the way I hope to one day manage my life. Retirement goals:
- Grow out my hair
- Wear jeans to work every day
- Be my own boss
The third goal is the one that eludes me but, I am refocusing on getting there. I need to take a hard look at how I can replace my full-time income with a self-employment venture. I will get there.
I will keep you posted on my progress and what I come up with.