I have been privileged enough to enjoy what I do for the past 4 years. Prior to that, I enjoyed my life and parts of my job and tried to focus on those things, but there were clearly things I was unhappy with. However, it didn't take me too long to make the changes necessary to fix this issues I had that made me want to "fast forward." When I got to a point where I questioned if this is where I wanted to live for the rest of my life and if this was the field I would find the most happiness, the advice of my now MIL helped open a door to a field I didn't even know really existed because I had never thought that hard about how education administration even worked.
Now, I find myself enjoying my new job after leaving SJC, my life with my husband and my dogs, time spent with friends and family. I think that one of the main factors of the need to skip ahead is daily drags like a job you are unhappy with or being overly tired/stressed. I cannot speak for everyone or fix anyone's situation, but I do wish that instead of complaining and focusing on the negatives, we enjoy what we have, who we have it with, and where we are at right now.
I know that it is not simple nor easy to get up and move on a from a job that doesn't fulfill you. I for sure know that it there are rarely complete "dream jobs," but it is worth the effort to do the best you can, learn more, grow where you can, and find your niche.
So right now I want to give a shout out to the past, for getting me to this point in my life and making me who I am, and a look forward to the future. It will come when it comes, and I will try my best to enjoy each day as it rolls by.
Ferris Bueller said it best: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Merry Christmas everyone!