I’m in a funk. I hate this feeling. It is a feeling of emptiness, feeling of being unfulfilled and knowing something is missing.
I know some of it has to do with my professional life, I’ve been working for the same company now for almost three years with no hope of advancement in a small department. I never planned on being with my company as long as I have. It is a position I took on to gain more experience and hoping that working full-time would help attract other positions. Before you start the “well look for a new job” comments, I have…unfortunately finding a fan development or event planner position in sports isn’t like applying for a job as a bank teller. Sports is one of the hardest industries I break into and although I have the experience and the degree, the opportunities just are not there. Lately I have been going to work, and going through the motions of the day and that is not what I want for my daily life. I want to wake up every morning and look forward to going to work, like I did when I worked for the Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Storm.
I know some of it has to do with my personal life. Moving on…
I know it doesn’t have to do with my friends. I am friends with some of the greatest people you could ever hope to meet. Too many of them live far away, but I know if I need any of them, they are just a phone call, away and if I need them to be by my side they will be there for me in a heartbeat. Some of them I have known almost my whole life, some I have only known for a few months, but I cherish each one of the personal relationships I have.
All I know is I need a change. Maybe more than just changing jobs. Maybe I should move somewhere else. I love living in the NYC area and all that it has to offer. I love living so close to some of my family. But maybe NYC is not offering me the right things. I just don’t know where I would move to.
I need to get out of this funk. I wish I knew how to get out of it but what I do know it needs to happen sooner rather than later.
I love you, sweetie. Something will come along. And will make you eventually laugh about this time that sucks ass. And if it doesn’t, you can call my Yiayia and have her call me a jerk.
You just made me laugh and cry at the same time!
But George Clinton said we need the funk. Gotta have that funk. Oh, wait. That’s P-Funk. Just think of me singing that. That’s GOT to make you feel better, right?
(btw, I love you, and this WILL pass)
Hang in there. A lot of times one cannot even be sure why they are in a funk (or will not really admit to themselves, even if they have a good idea why). Either way, most of the time it passes and you are happy you did not do anything drastic in the ” life changing ” arena. You have one asset that many do not have…. your writing skills! Keep writing your feelings down and the cathartic effect will do wonders!! Just my 2 cents of advice from a fellow Yankee fan and tweeter pal
Be strong Stef. Ever tru linkdin? Get for networking. You can look up people in your field and build relationships.
This time of year always seems to bring people down. People get depressed.
Be strong and keep networking. Keep your options open and set small goals. I know it seems like you’re hitting deadends but keep moving. Soon you’ll find a busy intersection in your professional life.
Wouldn;t hurt to contact folks in the panthers and Storm. Perhaps they can refer you to someone or something. Maybe make a call or two for you.
As far as your personal life. I’m sure you could have any guy you want. I’m positive of it. You can move on that, whenever you’re ready. You’re in control.
Lastly, you’re not moving. You need your Yankee and Ranger games. lol
You have great friends and people that care about you!
Things will get better.
Yeah I’m on linkedin. It has nothing to do with the time of year. This funk has been around for a while.
No one I worked with at either team is still with the teams. They have all moved on.
I can’t have any guy I want. Trust me on that.
I don’t want to move…but if I have to I will.