My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Is this it?

Truly is this life? I am grateful i have a well paying job, but, it is just a job. My passion for it has dwindled and i feel lost for time to do things i actually want to do. I start work around 7.30 am and finish after 5 pm Monday through Friday. I’m tired of dealing with customers with no manners at all. I’m tired of having to bring out the big stick with staff to push them to give more when i know, simply, they have no more to give. The job is a thankless role and sometimes the requirements of the job are damn right depressing. I don’t want to manage people, i love people but i don’t want to be the BITCH that keeps pushing them for more! I would love to wake up in the morning when i felt like it and decide what i want to do for the day. YES, the same dreams hundreds of thousands of others have.

When your job is no longer a challenge but a bore, what do you do?

Well here i am…..

Yep here i am again at my workplace i affectionetly call ‘the shit pit’ and litterally today is the epitome of exactly that. Screaming kids angry customers and wait times from hell!

There is so much opportunity to make money online its overwhelming. The problem is getting started!

Everyday i come to work with hope that the day will be tolerable. Everyday i do the same thing, i deal with the same people, i deal with angry customers who quite frankly have no idea how to communicate with common decency! Why when in the customer service industry and Government to top it off, are we expected to tolerate verbal abuse, throwing temper tantrums, threatening lives and the list goes on. Why are people so rude, so angry?

Do they feel the same as i do? Are they stuck in a situation they cant escape or simply don’t have the commitment to make a change in their lives? Well, for me, i want change, i want a life, i want to enjoy the rest of my years on this planet doing the things i want to do! I am determined that where i am now is not where i am going to be the following year! I am putting myself out on a limb, i’m searching for freedom!

About me

Hi my name is Sharon im a 48 year old mother of 4, 3 grandchildren and another on the way. I am also a succesful manager of a busy Government department and work fulltime.

I have been in Goverment for over 23 years and have worked hard to get where I am. But today i’m disinchanted, I dont feel im reaching my full potential, I certainly feel undervalued in my work and  absent from my home life. These days I barely get enough time for me nether lone spread myself around to my family and loved ones. Im exhausted most days by the time i get home and my day is not over. As many wives, mothers, girlfriends know when you finish your day job, your home job starts! Yes run home pick up kids if you have to, cook dinner, bathe children if you have young ones, wash dishes, help with homework and so on and so on. By the time all your chores are done and everyone is settled its time for bed only to get up the next morning to do it all again! Weekends are spent cleaning and getting ready for the working week. Is this life I ask? Is this what I signed up for? Is this what I dreamt of as a little girl? I can tell you the answer to that, and that’s a resounding NO!

The problem is…. I dont know how to change it! I don’t even know if it’s possible. The many things that flood my thoughts are, your too old, you have no other skills, why the hell would you leave a secure government job, to name a few. But im sure there has got to be a way to actually LIVE! I’m on the hunt to find out what’s out there. Drop me a line let me know i’m not alone, do you have any ideas or information that could help me escape this madness.