My job is totally boring. It used to be diverse and interesting, changing around certain times of the year. Now it's become rote and ho-hum. Same ol' same ol'. This began before my boss separated my job and gave the company bookkeeping/payroll to our outside accountants. I still maintain all of our escrow accounts, i.e., bookkeeping, payables, etc. But that doesn't fill my day. I also handle the human resource and all executive administrative duties, such as dealing with contractors, vendors, Labor Dept, our health plans, etc. But all of those combined still do not fill up my day, let alone my week! I only negotiate the health plan once a year and in between I only have to handle small glitches here and there with new/old employees. There just really isn't much going on. I've been at this for 15 years now and while I am good at what I do and I do enjoy the 'family' we've created here in our office and in the company (we have 3 offices), I hate being bored during the down periods in between major projects or negotiations. It's the day to day. I feel like 'what is the point in my being here'. I just would rather go home. The thing is I cannot afford to go back to school - I don't think I'd be approved for aid at all. And I cannot afford to quit my job. I make a nice income here with many perks and lots of flexibility. It's also only 10 minutes from home. No matter where I changed jobs to, I'm positive I would not have that flexibility and those perks anywhere else right from the get go. I would love to go back to school for something in the healthy field or natural medicine, which my company will not reimburse me for. They would reimburse me for business courses only but I HATE those course - been there done that. I would love to have a job working with the general public - maybe in retail or in the food industry. easy child has been kicking around the idea of opening a bakery/cafe and wants me to do it with her. I have been thinking about doing some research just to see if it's doable and if there is any funding out there for women entrepeneurs. I know there is - I just have to figure out how to get it. But even that...I wouldn't be able to afford giving up my job, etc., and dedicating my time to a new business venture. I need a change. I was thinking of going to my boss/brother in law and telling him how I feel and seeing if there are any areas within the company for me to learn and grow. From where I sit, I don't see any, but maybe they are there and I'm just not thinking they are for me? on the other hand, I see the way the economy is and how so many people out there are losing their jobs and feel I should just pipe down and be grateful to have a job. I am grateful for this job, just bored stiff. Any ideas or feedback is welcome. Thanks.