Based on an exercise we use in the Career Change Pajama Learning, we suggest you create a “want/don’t want” list. This is a list of job aspects that you want, and those aspects that you don’t want. Making a list of those aspects that you want can guide you to careers that are in alignment with what makes you happy.
During our career search, we tend to focus on the salary package. Having a nice home, nice car, and a big bank account is certainly desirable. Instead of focusing on the career path, we tend to follow the trends of “who is hiring” or “what professions or industries will be hiring in 2010”. Instead, you might consider where your passions lie. What is it that you do which blurs the line between work & play?