Today's NaBloPoMo prompt: If you could change one thing about your life right now, what would it be?
Another easy one for me: my job. I have written here before about the fact that I am not content in my current job. I would love to have a job that pays me roughly the same salary I currently earn but provides the fulfillment that is lacking from my current job and affords me more time with my sons. I don't think such a job exists, but that's what I'd change if I could.
(How life has changed. Usually in years past, I would've responded to this question by saying I wish I were at a healthy weight and could maintain that weight effortlessly. Now that seems like something that would be nice but far less important.)
Although maybe what I should say is, I wish I could change how I feel about my job. I have convinced myself that a job change is in order, but maybe there is a way to find the fulfillment I feel is currently lacking and a better work/life balance without finding a position?
Today I am grateful for having had the freedom to go back to school and pursue a second career. I have to be honest: in spite of the fact that I'm not as happy at work these days as I could be, I enjoy my worst days at work now more than I enjoyed most days in my previous career. Seriously. There is something to be said for finding the right fit between one's natural talents and abilities and her career.
In addition to the fact that I'm happier in this career than I was in my previous one, the three years I was in law school were some of the best of my life. I am grateful to have had that experience, especially after several years in the work force, and for the friends I made during that time, several of whom I still count among my friends today.