Not to sound like a petulant child, but I have been patient for a year and a half, while fixing up my house then working on my craft business. The patience is pretty much dead. It's all I can do to keep myself from walking out, every day, five or six times.
I read, craft, and watch DVD's of geek TV for fun. I've just started a line of screen printed work friendly recycled shirts, and I make jewelry from vintage beads and found objects, though not at the same time
. I also enjoy teaching elementary age kids to read. In regards to my current position, I am very detail oriented and am very good at finding deviations from proper procedure (mistakes,) but I don't really enjoy this. It's irritating that people never learn and I have to keep bringing the same things up over and over. The only things I like about my current job are the stable income and the benefits (403b and health insurance.) Oh, and it is very close to home. I find it more and more distracting to work with others chatting and interrupting me all day. I think I would do better with a more isolated job.
I'll look into finding that book at my local library. I think I know what I want to do, but a little insight from the professionals is always a good thing.
I don't really have any financial obligations, if I sell the house. My main goal at the moment is to do something for a living that doesn't cause suicidal tendencies. As I said before the patience has worn out. Planning and hoping can only keep me stable for so long, and that time has passed.
Thanks for the input and the book tip. I will find the book and take a look to see what else I could do, with a more standard job.