Friday, June 26, 2009

What do I want to be when I grow up?

I work in administration but I am a trained nuclear med tech who has not actually done that for over 16 years. I enjoyed the Nuclear medicine but being a casual on-call did not pay the bills or put food on the table so I went into office administration.

However over the past 2 years I have come to realize I don't want to do that anymore- well that is not completely true - I like some parts of it but other parts I don't.

Currently where I work is OK - I made a major change 7 months ago mostly for $$ reasons and am regretting that decision more and more. There were other reasons but the main reason was $$ and I knew they could not pay me more where I was. I loved the people and the actual work gave me purpose this position not so much. Plus I work with someone who is a lot like me and it has been a little eye-opening and unsettling. This person is great at their job, efficient, accurate, focused but they are also abrupt, intense and impatient - it is like walking on egg shells around them - it makes for a very uncomfortable work environment most days. I now realize how hard it must have been at times to work with me when I was in the "zone". I never meant to be abrupt or impatient but I now see that it comes across that way and I apologize to all my former co-workers - thank you for not stapling my hand to the desk - I now see the light and will change my ways.

But back to what do I want to be when I grow up???? I don't know - I try to think about what I love and what makes me feel happy and it is when I am training or leading or coaching - I love that and have fun at it. So I guess what I need to do is win the Lotto so I can retire and I can take some courses to be a tri-coach (for beginners) and go from there.

This weekend is the Cypress Hill Climb - Coach has all registered in it - should be good. The climb is just under 13km from start to finish - the Green Goddesses and I are meeting at Park Royal to ride up to the Start line as a warm-up - it is steeper than the actual climb. Hoping for nothing but sun and warm temps.

Will report on Monday how it went.

Shaun

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