I've been doing the same job, professionally, for well over nine years now. It continues to be interesting and challenging and perfect in many ways. Especially since I only work three days a week. But nine years is a long time and even with a job that has a lot of built-in challenge it's easy to get into a rut.
Recently I wrote up a proposal for a project I wanted to pursue that I thought would help address a challenge within our department. I put it forward to my boss and boom, just like that it was approved I'm working a fourth day every week in a role very different from my "real" job.
It's fun and exciting and a steep learning curve. I can already tell it's going to be crazy. Hopefully in a good way.
I think change is good. I think challenges are good. Ask me again in a few weeks.
And wish me luck.
Unrelated, this photo popped up in iPhoto when I opened it tonight. Itty bitty Oscar!