I’m considering a new career.
Well, let me clarify. I’m not looking for a career change; let’s call it a career addition. It’s not that I hate my current job. I actually love what I do; I just want to add a little…something.
But my little something will surely mean a big change for our family.
There are schedule concerns – we have a nice balance with things right now; will I totally rock the boat?
And the child care considerations – I care for my daughter during the day now. How will my career addition affect this?
I may need to go back to school for my new pursuit – how long will that take?
There’s a timing question – do I do this now or later?
Despite all the unknown, I do know that I’ve been ready for a change. And my husband’s support means I’m ready to start searching for the answers to some of these questions.
As for my daughter? I’ll take my cue from her.
Jump right in, take it one step at a time, and get ready to make a splash.
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I’m very excited for you! I totally get the concept of making a career addition, rather than a change. I talk all the time about becoming a social worker — and perhaps that will still happen. But I have also considered doing additional things that complement my current career and result in a less drastic change. For example, I want to represent kids with disabilities, and I already have the background for that, but I want to expand to pregnant moms and childbirth issues. But do I become a doula and do that “on the side” (which seems kind of impossible), or educate myself on those issues and find a way to incorporate them into my legal practice (if I can pull that off in a way that doesn’t require chasing ambulances)? And then there’s the world of Etsy businesses. The possibilities are endless.
Isn’t it amazing what we realize about ourselves when we take a minute to think about our strengths? There can be so many if we are honest with ourselves.
Let’s have coffee/lunch/playdate/neighborhood walk and chat.
Oooh — tell us what it is! Tom thinks you are an amazing writer — does it have anything to do with that?
No, not with writing. I’ll have more to share later. 🙂 I’m not purposefully trying to be cryptic, but I’m just currently doing my research before I share publicly!!
(and that totally is not meant to sound rude or abrupt – sorry if it came off that way!)
I didn’t take it that way at all! And I couldn’t agree more. Uncertainties aside, I’m jumping in. 🙂
Here is one thing that I have learned over the years. If you are seriously considering changing, don’t wait simply because the time is not right (because it never is). You’re not getting any younger. 🙂