Sorry to make this kind of topic, but I'm sat up still (from the UK) and am not able to sleep because i'm constantly thinking about where my life may be heading.
A brief synopsis; I finished university 2 and a half years ago with a degree in childhood studies. I couldn't find a job in that sector, so I started working at a call centre. I managed to stay there for a while, but then had the opportunity to work with children in a nursery setting. It lasted around a month, as being male most of the parents didn't trust me with there children, and the staff treat my like crap. I then moved on to working where I am now. Again on the phones but this time working for a large bank here in the UK talking to "premier customers".
It's been 9 months but I am now getting that itch again. The job promised opportunities but looking at it now there are very little available. The pay is good and the people I work with can be ok to work with at times. Unfortunately I had some family problems and this has no separate category so it all went down as sick, which as limited progression even more.
I think what it all boils down to is wondering where do I want my life to go. I do want to work with children or young people, but finding a job in that sector is proving difficult. I think if I find a job where I can help people directly I would feel better.
Sorry for the long post. I guess I just needed somewhere to lay down my thoughts instead of them sticking in my head. This forum got the brunt of it.
Wonder if anyone here has been in a similar position.
(edited : rewrote the post to make it look better, i'd rather the discussion be about the topic, rather than my writing)