I’m tired, burned out, depressed and not sure what to do anymore.
I’ve spent the last six years working in Public Relations and related fields after securing my bachelor’s in PR from UF. During that time, I’ve had a lot of experience in the nonprofit arena and been exposed to all areas of PR.
Although I enjoy PR, I don’t think it’s what I want to do anymore. I would love to continue practicing PR if it was for something I loved (fitness or sports related). But I can’t seem to find anything in those areas.
I don’t want to be at my current job anymore (handling fund-raising and PR for a nonprofit). I don’t like fund-raising, and it’s not what I wanted to do. But I took this position as a temporary job when I was laid off earlier in the year. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been temporary, as I haven’t found anything else even though I’ve been interviewing for a variety of jobs since February. I even make it to the top three candidates, but then get passed over by someone hired internally, or because I’m overqualified.
I’m sick of it. I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m willing to move in order to find work, as there is no reason for me to stay here other than my dad (luckily, he’s on his way to being back to normal - post cancer).
I think about going back to school, but the programs I’m interested in (Nuclear Medicine, RN, Cardiopulmonary Tech, Firefighter) require you to take classes all day for six months to two years as part of a 40-hour work week. It’s impossible to survive if attending “classes” 40 hours a week. That’s already a full-time job. And they don’t recommend working during the program. I’m sorry, but I can’t just live on loans for two years!!!
I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m registered with Monster, Careerbuilder and HotJobs, but I can’t find shit. I’ve been looking in other areas of Florida, but they are not willing to interview someone who doesn’t already live in the area when they can hire someone who does. The same applies to jobs outside of Florida.
At this point, there are many things I’d enjoy doing, but getting those jobs either require a new degree (as listed above) or putting in work part-time for a while before moving up. I would love to be a UPS or Fed-Ex delivery driver. Even a postal worker! But those jobs are near impossible to get.
I’m depressed. I’m still struggling with my life, bills, and everything around me. I don’t know what the hell to do anymore.
My love is fitness. I’d love to run a gym or my own fitness facility. I would love to be a personal trainer or work with the top coaches in the industry whether it’s PR related or something else. But I can’t seem to find a way to do that and make a living.
It’s ridiculous. I just want to do something I love. But I can’t seem to find a way to do that.
I’m willing to move. Sell my car. Sell all my belongings. Just so I can eliminate as much debt as possible or “stuff” in my life.