I realize part of the beauty/horror of being an ENTP is this feeling of never quite being fulfilled.. always trying to "figure out a better way"
Having grown into adulthood, and the wisdom that comes with it, I've realized that I'll always feel "the grass is greener" yet I'm trying to find a career I don't hate. My gifts had allowed me to excel in my field-- becoming very successful at a young age without a degree. I've been a "professional" since I was 19, and now, 15+ years later, I'm incredibly bored with my job. Further, my industry is changing, and thanks to my "exceptional insight" I realize that the future in my job means less and less money and "fighting for scraps" which makes an already mind-numbing situation downright depressing.
Knowing it's in my nature to "jump into new things that look exciting" I'm trying to take a cautious approach in considering new fields, but frankly, long term, I'm trying to figure out how *not* to become depressed/bored, and still have a decent standard of living.
Having a family means a lot of restrictions re: location, and age 40 is looming, especially if I'm talking going back to school for something completely different. My spouse will never make enough to support my family alone, so any serious amount of education will require working and going to school-- which will take years to "change course"
So, with the wisdom of age, I'm trying to be smart about this. I want to hear from "my people" Do any of you truly enjoy what you do?
I love problem solving, figuring out methods. It seems like some management position in certain fields would lend themselves to this but I can't simply "become a manager" especially having skipped the standard 4 year degree process.
I also have a crappy memory for small details, and hate bureaucracy (I know, welcome to the club) So, that would obviously contraindicate middle management.
tl;dr I'm making less and less money, getting more bored, and looking for a new job-- how's yours? Anybody have a job they LOVE as an ENTP?