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Have you ever felt like you have made the wrong choices in your life, looking back? Well I feel that way about work. So many people had opinions to give when I was going to College and I had ideas about what I wanted to do with my life. Unfortunately I listened to most of them, felt lost and chose a profession that I felt would be best for me. (In other words, my best friend was doing it and we’d be in the same classes.) I do enjoy teaching and really love working with kids, but it seems that it always slaps me in the face for one reason or another. For example, now with my current job, I have been sicker than I ever have been that I can remember in my life and am just overall not happy with the work I am doing. The decision I have to make is an easy one in theory because of those things. However it is frightening in reality. With nothing really there to fall back on, it is a risk. But I feel it is a risk I have to take.

So, would any one book a trip with me, if I go for my Travel Agent At Home cert.? 😀

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  1. Very few of us get to work in a profession we truly love. Most of us have to find something to like about our jobs.

    If you get a chance to work at something you love, go for it! I’ll be your first customer. 🙂

  2. Life is too short to do something you don’t enjoy. Besides, if you really love the idea of being a travel agent, it means that your likelihood of success will go up up exponentially.

    I’m a trained Political Scientist but, I really didn’t wnjoy working in politics and had no interest in law school. I decided to throw away my education, join the military, and find a new career. I’ve never regretted it for a moment. The risk I took led to opportunities that never would have been available to me if I had played it safe.

    When it comes to to change in your life or career, you’ll know it’s worth doing when you’re scared to start.

  3. I really enjoy my job. I’m lucky – I have many friends and family members who hate what they do for a living.

    It’s a tough call. You have to really weigh the positives and negatives and then take it from there.

    Good luck in your decision making process and do what you think will make you truly happy say 5 years from now.

  4. Hi Amanda,
    I know we have never really talked, but figured I’d say hi. I read punaro.com when I’m bored at work and think to check in. I’m bored at work A LOT lately. I don’t like my job, and I already have a quitting date due to a move in the fall.

    I’m really considering not hunting for a new engineering job. My background has ended up giving me a lot of military contract experience, and while I like the conceptual/thoughtful side of engineering, I’ve no desire to manage or design military stuff.

    I too would love to have my own business. The idea is the hardest part!

    Keep us updated if you decide to do the travel agent thing. I always thought it sounded fun.


  5. Know some people in the travel business. If you don’t mind hard work and hustle, if you derive satisafaction from helping people, you will love it. And the travel perks are very nice indeed.
    I have enjoyed my job for the past 33 years. I can’t imagine going through life hating what you do for most of your waking hours. Go for it!

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