I have talked to a life coach a few times and she believes I need to be more vulnerable at work.
She thinks I change jobs so I won’t have to reveal my true self.
I also wonder if you’re not looking closely enough at the ways in which your work probably does challenge you.
You’re managing multiple departments and staff right now.
but I’m pretty skeptical that that’s the issue here.
And I don’t think you’re necessarily choosing the wrong jobs.
And, something that is probably working in the background is that a real passion for me is creative writing.
I do this during evenings and lunches, and I am realistic. So, I continue to try to find a job that fits, with decreasing hope that I will ever get there.
(And I’m going to double down on the idea of being okay with a little boredom since you have a passion — writing — that you work on in the evenings and on lunch breaks.
It sounds like like you’re just getting bored very quickly, and that that’s likely to happen regardless of the type of job you choose.
There aren’t a ton of jobs out there where you will be taking in enormous amounts of new information all the time, for years.
This pattern repeats itself across entry-level jobs, management jobs, etc.
I am now debating going from a management job to a high-level individual contributor (been in current job for 2.5 years), but am not sure it is for the right reasons other than the bright and shiny.