I am 41 years old & I have been working in education for 14 years in a variety of roles and I'm feeling stressed, mentally tired and exhausted. I don't want to do the job anymore. I wake up on a Sunday morning constantly worrying and stressing about my job and dread going to work on a Monday. I feel so relieved on a Friday when its over and i shouldn't feel this way about work. I want to look into a new career but I'm scared of the change and also have a son to think about in school holidays. I feel that the only job which works for school holidays is to work within a school so I feel stuck. I would appreciate any suggestions and ideas. Thank you in advance.
First off all the parents who have kids do not have educational related jobs so they can take care of their kids. So if they are managing, so can you. Have you ever asked how they manage? A baby sitter or a nanny? Day care? A relative? If the kid is a teen more than likely its legal to leave them home alone while you work. Or save up your vacation time and use it when your child is home.
I would highly recommend you look into therapy to help you clarify what it is about your profession that you don't like. It doesn't sound like you actually know. Identifying what makes you feel the way you do would give you a lot of information on what other career paths to look into or avoid which would be info worth its weight in gold.
It might help you choose a slightly different path but still within the educational system. Look into therapy with career goals as your reason.
Sounds like fun learning some whys and giving yourself a new direction.
A new path is always fun!
Best of luck and have a happy future in 2018!
First study some books about nutrition so you know how to eat right to manage your moods. It sounds like you might need some B vitamins.
Take some classes at the community college, starting with ECON 101. Ask the professor what other classes to prepare you for investing and keep studying until you don't need advice from anybody. While you are doing that, set aside some money to invest when the time comes. Buy silver coins and ingots with that money, and hide them at home, NOT in any commercial vault. Always remember, the first rule of investing is not to make a profit, it is don't lose your money.