After the affair, something changed in how I look at work. Basically, the BS that I (and every other employee everywhere) have to deal with there just got on my nerves a little more than it ever had before. Every time I have a day like I did today where something makes me so upset that I can’t get it out of my mind, I think about what type of work I really should be doing. No matter what you think or what people may tell you, it’s never too late to change careers—never.
I think my husband’s affair caused me to rethink everything about my life, even my career. When I did, I realized something really important: your job can cheat on you as well. Basically, you can have a job for several years where you work hard and put a lot of effort into making sure the company does well. Then, without a moment’s notice, you’re laid off. Fortunately, this hasn’t happened to me, but I can imagine that people in situations like this feel cheated on. When I think about how this must feel for them, I realize that I don’t want to be cheated on again—by a person or a company.
So I guess I need to figure out what work I should be doing, because judging from the day I just had, it is not what I am doing now. Sometimes when we’re frustrated with a situation, our frustration is a sign that we need to change that situation.
I’ll see what the future holds.