Thought I’d share since I’m guessing most members of this community have experienced big career changes.
Like most long relationships that go south, this has been building for awhile…but wow, 17 years is a long time.
In the end, we just have different visions of what the work is and what it can be. I love what I do and still feel passionate about pushing myself, learning new things, always trying to be a little better…but when you’re the only one that feels that way, well it starts to get pretty frustrating.
At this point, I’m mostly mad at myself for going along with certain philosophies/attitudes that I knew weren’t in the right interest of the company.
Sorry if some of this is kind of cryptic, but I’m trying to avoid unloading 17 years of baggage (tempting as it may be)…what’s the point, onward and upward.
Been doing a lot of soul-searching on how to proceed and nurture the type of work I WANT to do…as my wife always says, “water the flowers not the weeds.”
Currently feeling a healthy amount of trepidation…but also a lot of relief and excitement about the possibilities. Hey, two out of three ain’t bad!