There’s three and a half months between now and when Your Career Homecoming starts. That’s along time to fret and think and think about what career/job/business I might want to pursue next. It’s also quite clear that thinking, journaling, and fretting have gotten me precisely nowhere in my two year search for a a purposeful career. So I’m going to detox between now and YCH. So my brain is fresh and nimble and not bogged down by two years of stale ideas and preconceived notions.
My detox will include:
1. A vast reduction in my stalking of YFE and personal development websites. There’s a whole wide career world out there beyond business and life coaching, and the branding/copywriting/systems business that serve the YFE sector.
2. A vast increase in the amount of quality fiction that I read. Good stories make the world go ’round. If I’m stuck for something to read, I’ll refer to Amazon’s Best Books of the Year So Far 2015: Literature and Fiction and Best Books of the Year 2014: Literature and Fiction lists.
3. As little time spent fretting and churning about what my next career move should be as possible. This may necessitate vase amounts of booze.
And because when I emailed Laura asking for suggestions on how to fruitfully spend my time before her class while still honoring my detox she Some sort of “official” creative project(s). Photography challenges. Official reading lists. And blogging of course, as I intend to live blog my way through this entire process.
Laura suggested some books for me, and also warned against “all input and no output”. That’s where the creative projects come in. They will be my attempt to balance input and output. Or, as I have thought about it in the past, consumption vs contribution. She mentioned creating a summer bucket list. I wonder what I could put on that list…
p.s. I’m frustrated with how this post is coming out. My writing is so rusty. I can’t seem to get my thoughts together in a cohesive manner, to write anything that, as a reader, I would actually enjoy reading. Push through, though, Stephanie, push through. You can always come back and edit.