I'm a 19-year-old woman, hardworking and married to my best friend. Life is amazing! So what's my problem? I burn out of jobs quickly. I'll start a job and absolutely love it, but within six months the things that I once loved about the job start to drive me crazy. Within a year, I hate my job and put in my two weeks' notice.
I have recently considered enlisting in the Air Force. (My husband is on active duty.) I am absolutely thrilled about it, but I'm afraid I'll eventually start hating my job and it's something I'll be stuck with. How do I overcome this?
- Wants to Enlist
DEAR WANTS TO ENLIST: Please stop and reread your letter. Are you aware that you're talking about work the way a schoolgirl talks about romance - blind, grand passion until reality sets in, then on to the next one? A job isn't like that. While it can be rewarding on many levels, when the novelty fades it is still WORK.