i’ve taken the plunge: i’ve handed in my notice (with heavy heart and hand and head obviously) and i’ve only got 5 weeks left!! i know everyone is going to ask me: so what happens next? and i suppose it is the fairly obvious question. and my not so very predictable response is: nothing. i don’t have another job lined up (cue sharp intake of breath) and i have no serious plans to find another until september when tilly goes to school. i’m not signing on though before you jump to any conclusions regarding my dole scum credentials. i want to work, that’s the thing - i want to do something rewarding in some shape or form and get paid for it (in an ideal world). my current job has a good salary but i gain no real sense of satisfaction from it: i can’t keep phoning it in just for the cash - that’s not how i roll. i did try to make it my own, forge myself a role i wanted to do, find some small bits of happiness in a soulless grey wasteland but sadly it is too little too late and faced with continued uncertainty regarding the future of the library it was time to say goodbye.
so anyway, carl jung has a few ideas of what i should be doing instead. thanks to a nifty little online personality test i now have a list of all my ideal jobs picked to fit in with my personality type - an ENFP in case you were wondering, which stands for extroverted/intuitive/feeling/perceiving. my best suited roles are actor, entertainer, musician, comedian, filmmaker, comedian, radio dj, poet, journalist, fashion designer, movie producer, playwright, batender(!), artist, model… so basically the complete opposite of what i get paid to do now. and yes please! any of those jobs would be A-MAZ-ING. i’ve always told myself i wasn’t creative and that other people did ’art’ better than me and that i should just fade into the background and be another admin drone but i think a change of career is in order post-haste! http://typelogic.com/enfp.html