I’m not sure how to write this, or go about explaining it. But a couple of years ago now I made a list of objectives or aims to have completed by the wonderful age of 30. I am now not far off that age. Five months to be accurate. Now I never thought I would be one of those people who would be cut up about turning 30 but it turns out I am, and some may say with no real reason, but without revealing the list, then I have manged to complete 2 of the ten items. that’s 20% that’s a fail, that’s not even a GCSE U grade that’s a N that’s a throw it in the bin and curl up and die percentage. Off course give it another five years and 20% will get you an A* at GCSE and a First with Hons from Bolton University, but were not in the future five years from now, were here in the present and I have completed 20% of my list, and it’s making me feel quite down as I know I won’t complete anymore of it.
To put some light on the list the ones that I have ticked off are ‘Learn to Drive’ and ‘Loose weight’ Now some of you may remember my New Years Eve blog post that said I wasn’t going to make any pointless resolutions, but I would create a list, well I must say I think all of those were completed, but they were jokey, my list of ten were life affirming, changing, status of where I should be at 30.
One of the larger ones was my career, that has basically plateaued and it’s with each year, as it continues along the straight path, with no ladders or slight incline ahead I have decided to end it. With the next couple of months if my act is gotten together I will hopefully be making a career change. But the question is how do you go about it? How do you take your skills from one industry and fill out a C.V or application form for another industry. This is what I am finding hard at the moment, I don’t even know what I want to go into. Some people are luckily they know they want to be a train driver, or a police person, I know I want to work with History, something like the National Trust, I want to be paid well, so I can buy a house, and a new car in two years time, I want to save more than £50.00 a month in my pension to give me some fighting chance of surviving the winter when I’m 80. I want a new career, but all the jobs I want to do, are asking for NVQ’s in this or Degrees in that, and I don’t have those skills. I’m not a historian. So over the next couple of months I am going to be reading a lot of paper work and applying for a lot of jobs and hope that the industry I have spent the last 12 years in has given me enough transferable skills to seek new employment.
If not then there is always teacher training.