I have hit full-on, stage one burnout. My get up and go just plain got up and left. Nothing at work seems important anymore, because everything I get is always important and must be done immediately. When everything is important, then nothing is.
Let’s be honest, I didn’t seek out Paralegal as a career choice. I fell into it by accident when I needed a job many years ago. Turns out, I’m pretty good at it and the money is OK. But even after 15 years I’m still not sure I want to do this forever. I already know that I am NOT going to law school. (I like still having a soul.) But what else is there to do that I’m qualified for? It seems that you don’t learn many skills as a Paralegal that translate into other occupations, especially outside the legal industry. (Please correct me if I am wrong, I’d honestly like to know.)
Right now all I can do is count the few good things about the job. I work inside, usually sitting down. Nobody is trying to kill me. There’s usually not much overtime needed.