Before I signed up for Your Career Homecoming I had an okay job in veterinary medicine for 10 years. I had been looking for a change for some time, but every time I thought I’d figured out what I was going to do next, I convinced myself that where I was was good enough and that I shouldn’t complain or take the risk of pursuing something new. I was so burnt out, stressed, tired, unmotivated, uninspired, and my work performance was terrible in ways I never thought were possible for my high standards and work ethic.
Then, I was fired from my job. Though I had a lot of fear about the future, it turned out to be just what I needed to initiate change.
In YCH, I learned that I can have a transition period – I kept thinking that I needed to go from my crummy job straight to THE DREAM job. Having this re-framed was essential in my process.
When I finally figured it out, it didn’t come with a choir of angels and trumpets; it just made sense. YCH was a very complete plan which spoke to a part of me that I needed to hear from.
UPDATE: I did end up going back to school to get a degree in Nursing. I worried a lot about how I would pay for college. However, when I went back, within a few months I received a scholarship for a FULL RIDE. Yeah, no joke! For me, it was a sign that I was on the right track.
I still use my worksheets about every 6 months to reaffirm my decisions. They help me to know I'm still in alignment with the values I put in place.
Thanks for the emails! I still read them and feel part of the community even though it's been a few years.