Post-Vacation Blues

By Paula Santonocito

And this is where you need to take a deep breath, and an objective look at the situation.

Picture yourself leaving your job, and your locale. Then imagine living and working in the location where you vacationed. Does it actually have potential? Or is it simply different?

If, after careful assessment, the vacation location does seem better, and a lot better at that, it could be time to look into a move and/or a career change. As a single woman, you have an advantage over your married friends: The person you have to consult with is in the mirror.

Still, you want to make sure your conversation with that adventurous spirit takes into account all her needs, and these include the basics, like food and shelter. Keep in mind, a well-thought-out plan has a better chance of succeeding than a hasty, emotional decision.

No Time Like the Present

What happens if you’ve already pulled the trigger and resigned?

Hopefully there was a plan behind your decision, and financial resources to support that plan while you make a career and/or geographic move.

Your work-related success will depend in part on your skills and experience, and how easily they translate to today’s job market. Flexibility also factors in, as do your earnings objectives and lifestyle choices.

Nevertheless, you are correct in thinking that your career moves—and indeed your life decisions—are largely up to you. If you’ve decided your job makes you miserable, you owe yourself a chance to find happiness elsewhere.


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