It's a crazy concept, but thinking hard all day makes you extremely SPENT. After spending four years at my last job, I was basically on autopilot for the last two. It wasn't that I didn't think -- it's just that I ran out of reasons to have to. Is that bad? It's the truth.
Besides for the usual of figuring out a million new processes that the first few weeks of a new job brings, I will actually have to continuously think once I get all that under wraps. I know most people might assume that's pretty obviously the point of a job, but you tend to forget that is so if you get cornered into the wrong position for awhile.
I know a lot of people babble on about how spending one day in a job that doesn't challenge you is a day too long, and womp womp you only live once so follow your dreams, but um.... that's not what real life is.
Real life is bills, student loans, a down economy, living in one of the most competitive cities in the freakin' world, being in a highly limited field on the decline that doesn't have a helluva lot of job movement, and making do with what you have. You gotta do what you gotta do, and sometimes people are a little too delusional for my liking.
I've read a lot of good books lately, ate some good steak in the city, made a few good recipes, and have to wax poetic about New York's endless winter. But... I am le tired. (And if you don't know what that is in reference to then you need to immediately watch this classic bit of internet goodness - from 2003!!! I AM OLD)!