As long as your satisfied with the above reality, keep on with it.
If it's working for you, don't change anything. But if it's not how you want your work life to be, know that you have options.
Your job can be a source of profound meaning in your life.
You can be passionate about your job assignments and responsibilities.
You can enjoy hanging out with your co-workers on the weekend. They can become like family.
Your work can have a positive impact on social, political, and environmental causes you care about.
I know these CANs are possible because I've lived them.
I've experienced the before of hating past admin office jobs for every reason listed in the image above.
And I've experienced the after of confiding in my co-workers with deep and meaningful shit because I really liked and trusted them as people.
The after of happily researching the coaching, arts education, and DEI fields off the clock because I'm passionate about these topics. And I know my work makes a positive impact.
So the question is: Will you give yourself permission to have the professional life you want?
If your answer is yes, then take an immediate concrete step towards pursuing this reality.
It doesn't matter what step you take. What's important is that you take A step.
Then another. Then the next.
And keep going, until your mission is accomplished.
But, what if your answer to giving yourself permission is "no"?
Well, the first step to change is awareness.
So think of it as a great thing that you've uncovered an honest answer to this question.
With awareness you can start to change.
I created my first personal development course in 2009. The third chapter in that course is "Give Yourself Permission." Read or listen to it here and get on path to being a YES on that self-permission front.
If you're ready to accelerate your dream career in under a year (and excel your self-care and social life), then seriously consider weekly life coaching sessions for at least 9 months.
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My name's Valerie and I'm a Certified Life Coach with a background in teaching dance as well as facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development conversations and workshops.