Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Job Stuff

I've been at my job for 3 years! My work anniversary is Sept. 6, so 3 years and 3 days. This job is so different from the job I did for nearly ten years at NYU that I am constantly rethinking it. Usually every six months or so, and that tends to fall in September and February. Why? I don't know.

I gave myself a reprieve from re-thinking my career because I'm on maternity leave and often sleep deprived.

But, despite the reprieve it seems my cycle is just that - September and February I start thinking about my job.

Last night when I was falling asleep I was trying to think about what else I would want to do. I don't mind fundraising and I really love certain aspects of my job, but I don't feel so settled in my job. I often feel like I'm trying to prove something to folks when I talk to them about what I do. Like that my job is not"just fundraising." (It's not, by the way, I do a ton of program development and alumni relations.) (See?) As if fundraising isn't good enough?

Anyways, I was thinking what other job would be cool?

And I thought what about a high school teacher? I could teach communications, or non profit management or fundraising even. Then I could have summers off and be like the cool teacher where everyone stands on their desks to see things from a different perspective.

I mean I did originally want to be a professor, remember? And I did teach at NYU for a couple semesters, right?

Stand and Deliver, man.

What do you think? I'm probably not cut out for it, huh?


Randi said...

Not cut out?! DAFUQ?

You, my amazingly talented and smart and tall and beautiful friend can be and do whatever you want.

I think teaching sounds amazing.

Nancy gurl said...

I will take the class if you are the teacher.