Career Change?

I spend a lot of time being ‘tech support’ for my family and friends when they have issues with their computers, cell phones, digital cameras, microwave ovens, whatever.  Usually, I do this over the phone and sometimes with little to zero intimate knowledge of the software or hardware in question.  It is a gift that I can technically understand how things work, how pieces fit together, why this piece must do this in order for that piece to do that. I think it is a gift that was passed on from my father.  He taught me how to break down carburetors, clean them and put them back together.  This skill moved on to alarm clocks, hair dryers, toaster ovens, radios, computers, kitchen cabinets, setting toilets, fixing faucets, etc.  You get the picture.  There isn’t anything that I am not willing to learn or try at least once, usually twice.

In the mid 90’s, I taught myself HTML. Then I took a class to learn Visual Basic.  I later taught myself ASP, PHP & Javascript. I moved on to building websites.  I am not much of a graphics designer, but I didn’t mind being the geek behind the scenes knocking out the code & configuring the database.  I left that career behind in 2006 after 11 years while simultaneously starting a real estate career.  I was burned out, still friends and family call for help.  I even have my own goofy tech support ‘database’ in excel of who has what software, their most common problems and how I fixed them in the past. I am such a nerd.

My idle hands have got me thinking about what to do with my time since real estate is almost non-existent. I have tried since 2004 to build this real estate career.  I have learned the ins and outs of almost every possible task.  I even became a broker with the ability to open my own office and manage my own agents, but financially that is not an option. So what do I do with a tanking career and no interest to return to the technology side? Do I continue to beat this dead horse or do I move on? Is it really a dead horse or just feels dead to me? How do I find the answers to these questions? Maybe I should just go back to being a bartender? The hours were crap but the work was easy for me. Many faces were the same just different days with different stories.

I am a career bouncer.  I know this.  I go from job to job, learn it from top to bottom and immediately get bored with it.  I am a Jill of all trades and master of nothing. What is a person like me to do?

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