And once again it also seems that I am starting over or at least I worry that I am or will have to.
In the middle of December I became unemployed. This development forced me once again to examine my journey, with an immediate need to decide upon a new direction or path. Like most people I have spent hours looking for a job, combing postings and applying for promising opportunities. Unfortunately, I remain unemployed.
Unlike when I was unemployed in 2008, I do not feel trapped or desperate. I do however feel time. I perceive that time has placed restrictions on my available choices and I question whether these restrictions are real or have I invented them because I am afraid?
What can I mean?
Next month I will be 40.
I have worked in office management / administration since 1999.
Should I go back to college AGAIN or do I need to attend university? Do I need to improve my skills and gain certification? Or should I / can I just return to a career in administration? Or should I strike out and dust off dormant dreams of a career that taps into my creative and artistic ability? Or should I try to incorporate my social service, banking and administration skills and try something else?
I will be spending my early 40s starting over, no matter what choice I make. So, how much do I want to risk?
My reflections, purpose and decision remain unclear....
Until next time,