When you don’t hate your job (but you don’t love it either)

The following is a guest blog post by DC’s favorite hugger, writer and coach Lauree Ostrofsky of Simply Leap.


There was a time when I knew that I would be happier somewhere else, but had no idea how I was going to get there.

My job was perfectly good on paper. My income was okay. I liked the benefits. The people were nice.

I didn’t hate it.

When “I don’t hate it” is the nicest thing you can say about where you spend 75% of your waking hours, it’s a sign.

Knowing that didn’t solve the bigger question: But, what do I want to do?

Sure I could quit and figure it out, and at one point I spent a whole weekend making a budget to see how long I could make it without a paycheck. Six months, I thought. That should be enough. That’s when my head really started spinning.

But what if it isn’t?

What if I never get a job again?

What if I have to go crawling back?

This A-student rule follower couldn’t live with myself for making such a “rash” decision even with the budget to prove that I could manage.

I needed a plan.

I needed to KNOW what I wanted.

I needed to Make The Right Choice.

Talk about pressure.

No wonder that this ginormous question led me through an unending circle of wondering, daydreaming, asking everyone in my life what they thought, believing them, believing myself, second-guessing the moment I got closer to an answer, figuring I was better off where I was, and then starting all over again one month later…several times in a row.

In a way I got lucky. My turning point was getting so sick I couldn’t do my job anymore. I had to quit.

The beauty of being sick, or tired, or sick and tired, is that you care a whole lot less than you did when you were trying hard to make the right decision. I hear the same thing from clients who have been let go from their good-enough-but-not-great jobs.

The relief when the decision gets made for you.

But what if you’re healthy, mildly happy, with this circle and cycle of questioning that you keep coming back to every six months without ever reaching the right answer so you can finally move on?

That’s exactly what ‘Your Next Leap’ will help you answer.

On Saturday, January 30, join me at Third Space Wellness in Silver Spring, MD to make a decision you can live with and love.

You’ll discover a simple way to get past all of that mind clutter.

You’ll hear from others who are right where you are, figuring out what they want and how to love their life even more right away.

And by the end of our time together, you’ll feel clearer, at ease – dare I say, confident?! – about what you’re doing, why, and the steps you’ll take next.

Want to really figure it out?

I’m offering a special package that weekend. Schedule a one-on-one coaching session and receive the 90-minute workshop For FREE.

This is the perfect time to figure out what you want to do, and how to get there.

See you on January 30!


Lauree Ostrofsky, PCC, helps clients make their next career leap. In the process, they learn to love their lives and work more every day – hugs included! Lauree’s memoir, I’m scared and doing it anyway, is available on Amazon/Kindle.Find her online at @SimplyLeap and SimplyLeap.com.

To register for her workshop, click here, or call us at 301.328.5326, or email us at info@thirdspacewellness.com/old. 

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