Many people start to study Engish when they are making a big change in their lives. Maybe a partner is taking more education, a parent has remarried and moved, home feels too dangerous, or your marital status has changed. This is a great article about 6 people from Calgary who had to make job changes. Your identity changes a lot, along with your employment status and where you live. Read for some good ideas about how to “reinvent” your life.
I have been very lucky in my life. There have been brief periods when I had do a job, just to make money that I needed. A lot of people are happy with this situation, especially if they work with people they like, or if they earn a really good salary. However, I would be really unhappy about living this way for a long time, since I really see my work as a very important part of who I am. My work as a social worker was much more stressful than my work as an ESL teacher, but I still had many joyful times in that job, and I always felt that what I was doing was valuable and important. I was proud to do the job. If you are still looking for your dream job, I think that this list will give you a good idea about how work should make you feel, when things are going well.