Sunday, December 20, 2015

40 and got my degree: so now what?

After a long road, I finally have a degree in business management/marketing from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. My wife is proud of me. People have been sending me congratulations all over social media. My in-laws made sure they were at the ceremony.

But why am I not happy about it?

It could be issues at my current job: a well paying telecom retail job with major issues in management and new products. It could be the financial issues I’m having: daycare finally caught up with us and I have been hospitalized twice in the last two months. It could just be that the degree may not help me get a better job: this market that I live in tends to hire young. It could be medical: diabetes and depression is a nasty combination.

What I think the issue preventing me from feeling happy is the lack of social life and creativity. I haven’t been able to work on any software or 3D printing, plus I have been putting most of my real life interactions off to the side to finish school.

I need a few days to slow down and figure out where to start to become myself.