It has been a while since I began thinking about career transition. Here’s a great article I found on the subject. It’s encouraging and helpful in providing steps to begin. Make it happen because no one goes to bed at night worrying about your career
For the past several years, my career and my life has been one of transition: going from writer-in-my-head (and to a few friends) with a day job to struggling novelist with a day job to unpublished novelist and adjunct English instructor to struggling novelist with a day job and adjunct English Instructor. I never thought … Continue reading Reflections on the Journey
When you’re in a career transition, rarely do you go down that straight path from old job to your new career. More often you have detours, and twists and turns in the road. Sometimes you have to make U-turns back to a previous employer or take a temporary position in your previous field to make … Continue reading Making a Choice: How to embrace Change during Transition
While I am closer to the end of my career transition each day, I’m always thinking about my life. Not just little things like, what I wear to work or when to run errands, but I’m also contemplating the big things: quality of life, fulfillment of dreams, life-changing choices. A few months ago, my father … Continue reading Thinking too Much?
Writing teachers and professors make the best editors. –YM Nelson, Adjunct Professor I just wanted to put that out there in the job searching universe.
An unsettling feeling washed over me the other day when I got the news that an ex of mine had recently gotten married (another one is still a newlywed). The feeling wasn’t really about them, they’re nice guys who deserve happiness in their lives; the feeling was an unsettling feeling about my life. I felt … Continue reading Dealing with Others’ Transitions While You Stand Still
Every time a new year comes in, I think about –not new beginnings–but old goals, things that I haven’t been working on in a while, projects on which I haven’t made progress. Sometimes we’re so ready to get rid of the old year, especially if it was a bad one, that we forget our old goals. … Continue reading Starting the New Year with Old Stuff