Somebody has to say it... 9 to 5 jobs s u c k. I don't know anyone who enjoys getting up and going to their job... yeah, some enjoy what they do - but would they rather be sleeping or eating or outside or inside or in sweatpants and an old t-shirt, yes, probably. Whoever invented full time jobs and made money such a priority should have been fired a long, long time ago.
But, we obviously have to work. There's unfortunately no way around that, unless you marry some one with a lot of money. Which I did not (neither did he, heh). This week I came very close to quitting my job on a whim and nannying for a family of a friend. The pay was a little better than I'm making now, and the thought of spending my day playing at the zoo, doing arts and crafts, and nap time were all extremely tempting. So tempting that I cried when I turned it down, because I couldn't believe how responsible I've become. Ugh, when did I become a 'grown up' who has to worry about health insurance and furthering my career? When did bettering my community mean more to me than playing outside? I'm still deciding if I like these qualities about myself or not.
Anyway. I didn't quit my job. I'm still here, in my windowless office, shuffling papers around. But, this whole experience did make me realize some things. Such as the fact that since I didn't get into graduate school, I still have at least an entire year to let my career path lead me in numerous directions. I'm not 'stuck' in any place just yet, so that freedom adds a little excitment to my daily routine. Also, I'm starting to know for sure that I don't like office jobs, I need to be around people constantly (I get weird if I'm not) and I hate the 9 to 5 routine.
Moral of the story -- almost everyone hates going to work every day, but it's a necessary evil. So, find something you enjoy... afterall, we're at our jobs more than any other place else... might as well l i k e what you're doing. On that note, I'm ready for a change.