Becoming a pilot is a long haul — old or young. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and of course, money. But like every goal pursued, its rewards are incredible.
The main thing is you have to be driven and passionate enough to follow your dream. Age is no limit.
Different people are capable of different things in various points of their lives. I am a single mother with a mortgage, a child in braces and another child who is an honor student who is slated to go to summer camp for gifted writers. I am sick with fear. Add to this for the last year I have been helping to care for my sister who has terminal Brain Cancer.
Change and more stress are so NOT what my spirit needs right now. My job has been the glue keeping me together. I am so afraid of changing the landscape of my childrens lives behind something I could not overcome.
Trying to just breathe through it…. I am in a different situation. I am 54, almost 55 and have been at my current employer for almost 26 years. I have been in my current positon for 7 years.
I am having a very difficult time at work. They management are trying to force me out. I have gotten written up and put on probation for the first time in my working career. I am a nurse. I really want to leave and could take early retirment but, I want to work. What to do?? Just to let you know, you are NOT alone. My manager Linda is someone I have worked with for 27 years and suddenly because I do not conform to her new direction I am in the same position as you.
I am now at the penultimate stage of disciplinary with absolutely no shred of truth in it. Because it has made me unwell, they now use this as evidence that after 30 years I am no longer fit as an RN. I do not know what the future holds for either you or me but perhaps we may have found some insight with Scotts message here.
God Bless! This is a site I have just stumbled upon and I certainly find it interesting. I am a guy in his early 40s with extensive experienceof his field, gained over the last 20 years.
Part of me wants to just resign and go and study for a few months or a year, in a field that interests me. The aim being to expand my thinking and gain new life perspective, something I desperately need.
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Trouble is I am stuck in this dated notion of never leaving a paying job and I am becoming more tired and more jaded by the day. Who else feels this to be the case and does anyone think it is ever advisable to just quit mid life, and go re-invent yourself a little? Every company will have a few negative comments. Katie, Lucky girl. You have a retirement!
Quit your job; find out your life passion, and go for it. Once you are fired in nursing, no one will hire you. I know because it happened to me, and I have only social security retirement. I personally have been wondering if I should give up hunting for a job and do art I have a BS in that too. But I am terrable at selling. I hate anything to do with it.
Oh well. We are on the same boat. My employer have gotten me into a position where I am in limbo. Looks to me that I am not going to be practicing nursing again. I have invested too many years in my life just to be able to do nursing but seems like the odds are on my side. There has been a lot on my plate lately and I am on the verge of finding a more meaningful thing to do.
It is really disheartening but I know that things are going to get better. Hey Scott! Great post again! I like your work a lot. LYL played a huge role and I just put in my papers. In next 25 odd days ill be totally free with just a months maximum money to support myself. I would really like to know what your take is when one doesnot have a bank balance. Including traveling, meditation retreats, cleansing, eating raw… they all require money to do them.
The traveling part is my reward for taking the time to strategize my next step. Thanks for the post.
I know I'm running the risk of sounding bitter with this post. The more foreign your destination, the better. These are not time building jobs. But I have not taken a license examination. Corinne marked it as to-read Mar 01, It took 8 months for me to let go of my past and remember what it was I wanted to do. Are there opportunities to earn money during your downtime, such as office work or assisting mechanics?
Thank goodness for this post, pretty much exactly what I was looking for! I handed my notice in last week after being in my well paid job for over 2 years, more importantly being miserable for the last one year. You have just confirmed my every thought Scott, I plan to do nothing until I figure myself out. Scott, awesome post.
You site is one if the factors in quitting my job at the end of I started jobless and ideas. I did nothing for one month — literally. I did some reading and cleared my head. One month helped Interrupt that pattern. This is the last piece of advice I expected to read.
I guess that is why I enjoy this blog so much. You speak the truth. I think this is fantastic advice. When I was a teacher a few years ago we went through some pretty extensive layoffs.
I was shocked that some of the teachers that clearly hated their jobs were the most worried about getting laid off.