I'm in a quandary. I have my LA degree and license. I spent several years working for a state DOT, whcih I found easy yet boring, so I tried out the private sector, and I've found it difficult to keep up. I've already lost a couple of jobs for simply not generating the work fast enough. I was never the fastest with whipping plans out. A lot of the work is tedious and repetitive, which bores me as well. Maybe its a bit much to expect of a career, to find in challenging and rewarding, but that is what I hoped for when I got into this. Instead I've found a lot of dissappointments and difficulty simply making a decent living. I wonder if planning is more suited to my temperament. I'm also considering real estate. I'd like something that calls for a little more human interaction. The long hours you spend in front of a PC when preparing plans are something I'd like to avoid. I find it very isolating. I'd like to get back into gov't work, but the jobs are a little harder to find and often require long waiting periods. I'll need something in the interim. I moved across the country recently to Southern California, thinking I'd find the work more interesting and better suited to me here, but I haven't. Its been a great deal of stress being alone in a new city. I wonder what I've gotten myself into.
Any advice is appreciated.