I don’t care what day it is, I’m thinking about work.
Are you thinking about work?
I am literally always thinking about work. And to be totally honest, not for the best of reasons. Mostly because, in the last two years, I’ve been lost and scared and insecure and frustrated with everything about my work.
Right down to the very question of whether this even my work.
What’s my purpose? What’s my passion? What’s fulfilling? What gives me freedom? How do I help people? What am I really good at, gifted in? How do I use that for good in the world? Will anyone want it or pay for it? And for the love of it all, WHY can’t ANYONE help me with any of those answers?!?
I don’t know. I really don’t.
But you can’t say I haven’t tried everything to figure it out. I’ve hired coaches. I’ve picked brains. I’ve masterminded. I’ve read. I’ve journaled. I’ve prayed. I’ve even applied to part-time jobs as a distraction, crushed interviews, freaked out on the way home because I sure as hell don’t want that after all, and turned the offers down.
The only thing left is to take a break. And even on this break, here I am still thinking about it.
Just speaks to the power and influence our professional lives have on the rest. And for some of us, it feels something like an epic quest to gain any of that power back for ourselves – even if it’s not every answer or the most fulfilling dream job ever.
Well, if you’re on that quest too, I feel you. So we dug deep into it on the latest episode of the Good Thing We’re Perfect podcast. The process is too long and mired to wait for the golden nugget lesson, and I’ve begun to think it never really ends.
I think there are a lot of us out there who struggle with career questions, and I just want you to know you’re not alone. You’re definitely not alone for feeling overwhelmed by it.
So let’s not be alone in talking about it, together.
LISTEN HERE (and anywhere you listen to podcasts!).