I’m lost. I was doing some freelance work from 2008 – 2011 and I enjoyed it very much as I was working from home and I love the jobscope. Last year, I wanted to try a new career path and I got a job at a govt body – the only catch is, my contract is from 2011 – Oct 2013. I desperately want to stay till the end of the contract but I honestly don’t know if I can take it physically and mentally. It’s draining me every single day. I don’t enjoy it and my life feels like a drag. I just want to sleep every free time I have because I am simply too exhausted. I want to go back to my freelancing job. But if I leave my govt body job before 2013, I will get blacklisted from this govt body and won’t be able to return and work there in future. I hate leaving a black ‘mark’ anywhere but I will hate my life if I have to continue working there (ok, being dramatic here, but you get the idea). I don’t enjoy life as much as I used to. My wedding is next year and I can’t even be bothered with the details because I am simply too exhausted and drained. However….the income from the govt body is so stable, it’s soooo convenient for me to stay put in this job. Tempting idea, although I kind of hate the job. With freelancing, I have to put in extra effort in getting clients although I enjoy it! But it can be unpredictable, like most businesses are. So…should I stay or should I go?