Instead of asking myself what advice I wish someone had given me one, two, five or 10 years ago, as today’s prompt suggests, I am going to speculate about what I’ll look back on in one, two, five or 10 years and wish I had gotten.
Leave the job. To be fair, I get that one now, and have gotten it for a while now. Thanks, mom.
It’s okay to work another job that’s not “higher up” on a career ladder. Is it getting you closer to what you what to do? Then okay. Actually, I don’t know if this is true. And, unfortunately, I won’t know until after I do it and fuck up. I hate those kinds of lessons.
Write. You want to write. Don’t deny it, Sahara. Do it. Write. Here is it, 10 years later, and you still want to write. Look back on 10 years of stories and novels. Do it.
Good tips here
A Coffee Enema – Different things work for different people. As a marathoner, I appreciate the analogy given here.
My Advice if you are starting out – Success comes after a lot of not success. Do it. Have that “not success.” And if you say it right, “success” sounds like “sexy us.”
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As your older blogging neighbor I will say yes, yes it is better to do the job you love and have passion for than to do the job that climbs the ladder. I will be 40 and leaving a well paying job to run off and do the job I have passion for which will get me a lot less money and I have learned that is ok…. I can always sell off one of my kids for some cash 🙂
Thank you for the validation! I don’t have to climb the ladder. Wow. I hadn’t thought of it that way. Sometimes I have to give myself permission. 🙂
This is great advice to pass on.. Always best to follow your passion when it is feasible. The corporate ladder can be very toxic to those who are not cut out for it. I did it for years and it cost me, also. Time away from family and lost years of doing something truly meaningful.
Hey – thanks for the feedback! I’m sorry you lost those years; I’ve heard that form a lot of people. And it didn’t occur to me until today (I think in the conversation above ours) that it’s possible to just work a job without pushing up the “job ladder,” (corporate or otherwise professional). It sounds silly, but it’s quite freeing. Thanks for popping by!
Yes.. I actually came to realize that before I left and walked down, by choice, a few rungs and it was the best part of my career and certainly the best part of my being there.
Hope things work out for you!
I think we all get to a point in life where we question our choices. And career paths is just one of those things. Do we do what everyone else is seemingly doing or follow our own passions in life regardless of how treacherous that road may be. Happiness is always the deciding factor for me in whatever case 😄