In April 2016, I had been sitting, pondering about officially launching this blog for months. A contact of mine encouraged me to just do it… “dude, press go, what have you got to lose?” The truth was I had very very little to lose. I had been holding off going public with reams of diary entries I had written over the preceding 6 months worrying about how it would affect the work I’d been doing. Thinking by some miracle my condition would pass. I didn’t want to look like a fraud (you know I might roll over one day and be restored back to the manufacturer’s settings??) but realistically I had been fooling myself thinking, at that point, that I could resume a “normal” working life. Whatever that was anymore. Dream on. My work had been suffering anyway. In fact, I had to completely rethink it.
Are you tired of working in a place where you feel your best is not good enough?
Do you dread going into work every day because the environment leaves you feeling sick? Are you in a job you hate?
Are you feeling totally burnt out like you’ve been left on the career grill plate too long? A friend of mine found herself in one of these unfortunate positions, she chose to resign and is now contemplating life. She’s not alone. In fact, finding yourself in this predicament is unfortunately very common place.
So it was with some fervor that I summarized this particular conversation with my friend. The dilemma we mused was how to bring in enough (money), doing that thing you love without flogging yourself at the same time. Hmm, OK, where to start?
How often do you hear the phrase ‘don’t sweat the small stuff”?
Most heard at a point where you are doing exactly that. And, why? Because all perspective has simply gone flying out the window. You’re juggling too much. You’re in overwhelm. You don’t know which bit to jump on and tackle next.
I look like a typical 40 something with the confidence you would expect of someone who has been in her profession for 25 years. If you are talking with me, you would likely also make the assumption that I hold down a full time job. Like everyone else who looks and sounds a bit like me.