Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Trying To Find My Way Home

From yesterday's discussion, children leaving the nest are not the only thing that is probably going to change in the next few years.  What I am doing will probably change as well.

As super blessed as I have been in my current job, the reality is that at some point, that job is going away - through a buyout, through a bankruptcy, through a "We are looking to succeed and you no longer fit the position...".  It is coming.  And it is the after that which is interesting.

There is simply not enough of what I do here where we currently live that I can expect to find a position, and because of my promotion and expansion of job duties, I have become less employable than ever as there is not a one-for-one transition between this position and other positions of similar titles (and the very real fact that I am in my "middle years", which often raises employment questions).  In point of fact, it is almost a certainty that I, at least, will have to relocate.

That is a hard thing to plan for, in case you are wondering:  preparing for a job transition that is probably coming (but maybe not) with no idea what the market will look like or what the positions will be .

And always, the sense that I really, really, want to go home and finally do the agricultural things I have wanted to do for 25 years.

Life is not that clean, of course.  You usually cannot back your way into something; rather, you have to out and get it.  Which is hard, given the uncertainty of what the future looks like.

But this much I know:  I badly want to go home and shed so much of this world.  I just need to start finding a way to make that happen.

6 comments:

LindaG said...

Farmers markets are a way to make a living, should you want to.

Moving in the military was always hard for me. Only difference is I usually knew what I would be doing.

I say make your plan the one you want.

Glen Filthie said...

Well good luck and amen, TB. Life starts looking a lot different at our age, and I get how you are getting fed up with this world and its antics. I just look at the happenings and the people pushing them and wonder: haven't you got anything better to do?

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Linda - that is very good advice indeed. I do indeed need to make the plan I want - but then I have to have to courage to execute it.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Glen, I think the rather sad part is that for many of these folks, they really do have nothing better to do.

Leigh said...

Your last paragraph really strikes a chord. Change is always difficult, especially when it requires the faith to jump off a cliff. I am going to say, however, that it's worth it.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Leigh, I keep feeling myself edging up to the cliff. I suspect it will not be so much of a leap as a fall...