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To feel like I'm not going anything worthwhile

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GlutenWarrior · 11/05/2021 22:25

But not know how to make the change?

I feel so flat about my life, I am married with a DC who is my world but I just don't feel I've done anything with my life to feel proud of.

Me and DH run a business together which is doing well but it's his business really, it's doing what he is good at and I just do the paperwork side of things.

I want to work with children but I've no idea how to even begin doing anything like that when we have the business and little DC.

All my friends seem to have meaningful jobs that they are proud of and I just feel like I'm doing nothing with my life.

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parietal · 11/05/2021 22:45

Is your DC in nursery / school at all?

If so, can you do any volunteering with children? There may be opportunities that fit in the school day. Or there could be a TA job at a local school?

Also look at local charities for children (e.g. SEN children). If you run a business, you must have great organisational skills. So if you volunteer to help out, you can really make a difference.


ItsAllBlahBlahBlah · 11/05/2021 22:59

OP I can't offer any advice as I'm in a similar position. I am in a fairly stable job, earning an OK wage (not anywhere near rich nor am I poor imo) but I feel if I was wiped off the earth tomorrow my achievements amount to very little. I had a degree to get my job but honestly I'm not convinced I needed it and now I think it doesn't even matter if I do it. It's just amounts to a report which noone would give a hoot about it in any length of time really. It bothers me alot. I also have a 3 and 1yo so feel thoroughly trapped. But I keep reminding myself how grateful I am to have the stable job right now. I really hope I can change it when things settle back down and the kids are abit older.

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