I'm stuck in a rut, how do I get out??

United States
April 17, 2007 8:54pm CST
I've been working for the same company for 2 years but I'm absolutely miserable in my current position, I hate my new boss with a passion, and I'm not making any $$$. I know that I should start job hunting but I feel stuck and don't know where to begin! The idea of starting all over again causes me a terrible amount of anxiety! I don't know where I could go or what I could do. My situation is further complicated by the fact that I have a 6 month old baby. I REALLY would like to keep her out of daycare if at all possible. Right now I'm working nights but I'm sick of being in retail. Heck, what I'd really like is to stay at home with her and only work like 1-2 days per week but that's not an option right now. All these things race through my head. I'm to the point where I lie awake in bed at night and can't sleep, thinking about the future and what I'm going to do. The biggest problem I have is finding the courage to leave my comfort zone and start exploring my options. I'm stuck in a rut. How do I get out of it?? Do you find youself settling because it's easier or do you set goals for yourself and work hard to acheive them? I wish I could find the motivation to get out of my current situation and find something that would make me happy. Any words of encouragement or wisdom you can share with me?
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