Maybe escape is the wrong word. And if it’s not the wrong word, it certainly seems like a strong or desperate word.
I’m in no position to tell anyone what to do. Duh, right?
Mid Life Celebration is the escape route I took. Rather than feel defeated and hopeless, it seemed like a good idea to rise to the occasion and be the change I wished to see in the world.
Perhaps my story will help you with yours. Perhaps not.
Can you start to see how this works?
For me, honesty is the first step.
And the fruit of honesty, eventually, is joy.
“If you choose a job that you like you will never have to work another day in your life.” — Confucius
Looks good on paper. Yet, I know so many mid life professionals who are stuck in a career or job that no longer (or never did) feeds their passion.
In many ways, for a variety of reasons, I’ve been there myself. It is not pleasant. But we have mortgages, bills to pay, mouths to feed, etc. So we do it. Day in, day out.
This is one of the big causes of a mid life crisis, along with others like illness, disease, divorce, empty nest syndrome, death, bankruptcy, infidelity.
This week will likely focus on career joy. And the best way to get it is to have a job where you get to do more than you have to do. Ya with me?