Let’s be real. I’ve had a lot of, ahem, career changes in my day. Investment banking – NYSE – Sales – Sales Training – Blogger – Career Coaching Side Hustle – Career Coaching Full Time. I’ve always had my hands in a lot of pots. I’m multipassionate, what can I say?! For a while I thought, “OMG is there something wrong with me? Am I just a millennial (ugh) who is never satisfied with anything and feels she’s entitled to things she hasn’t earned yet?” Because for me, I would always get this itch of dissatisfaction, never being able to pinpoint exactly what it was that was grinding my gears. BUT! I wanted to work hard and contribute, so I was a ball of confusion.
And then this book that I’m reading this month totally explained EVERYTHING ABOUT LIFE TO ME.
Okay, not everything about life. That’s the Bible. But you get my point.
This book gave an explanation and a framework as to why I pivoted so often – and how that was OKAY. And actually, how we should all be looking at our careers in iterations of growth and movement. Gone are the days of a linear career (and thank goodness for that!). So basically what I’m saying is that if you haven’t already, you need to check out Jenny Blake’s book Pivot. Go purchase it. Now.
Another revelation I had this week was that finding community in a new city is really hard. I know, I know. I’ve only been here a week. (Again, patience = not my virtue.) But it’s hard to go from having 75% of your girl tribe literally in your apartment building to working by yourself, living by yourself and going to church….by yourself. I like my introverted time, but at some point I gotta have my girls to process through all-the-feels with. Ya feel me?
Thank goodness for my handful of saving graces in this city who have already welcomed me in and championed their friends to do the same. You people are awesome and God is cool how he connected us all.
I know once I get into a church and join a CG it will be a lot easier, but until then….any ideas? I’m not above making friends in the most obscure of places. I’ve even toyed with working occasionally for a couple of boutiques in the area just for funsies….
The one where pivoting your career is fun and finding community is hard
July 28, 2017