Monday, January 23, 2006

changejunkie

Why changejunkie?


I have an issue with change. Not in the way most folks do, where I'm afraid of it. No, the opposite. I seem to need it, to almost be addicted to it. I changed my major 5 times in college, with the last time being the beginning of my senior year (or what would have been my senior year if I hadn't changed majors so many times). I'm on my fourth house. I can stay at the same job for a maximum of seven years, but I get itchy to change jobs at year 4. At the end of year 4, I usually interview, get an offer, get the office to make a counter-offer and then stay on, but that only lasts a little while, and then I have to go, since you can't do this process more than once on a job. I change what I want to be when I grow up every 6 months to a year, even though I'm way past "grown up" by now.

I've been fighting against this "short attention span" my whole adult life. I've decided to just recognize it, and embrace that its just part of what I am. So now I'm changejunkie.

1 comment:

cl-sandy said...

I understand how you feel. The only jobs I've ever held for more than 2 years are the job I had when I married working for a defense trade association, my dance job (16 years and counting!) and my current office job. And I don't plan to leave this job any time soon.

One of the things that helps is finding a job that fits all sorts of needs--pay, people, job satisfaction (though not so much lately), security, proximity to home, benies.