We’ve already talked about how weird I am in many many ways. Here’s another one for the tally books, if anyone is keeping track. I also like to apply for jobs. I apply for jobs on a regular basis, like once every couple of months. Is that weird?
It’s not that I’m unhappy with my current job or that I’m clawing at the walls to get out (cause sometimes that happens). I just don’t ever want to be afraid to try something new. I don’t ever want to be complacent and too comfortable to step out of my safe zone into something challenging.
I might have to start applying for positions on the “outside”. Working at a University, there’s only so far you can go. Plus, the danger of becoming “institutionalized” is a real concern. At some point, your skill set is only applicable to a university setting and I’m dangerously close to hitting that point.
Don’t get me wrong, every place of employment has its own challenges. That’s why they call it work. But, I don’t want to be pigeon-holed from now until 2045 when I still can’t retire.