Why I Wrote this Book
I didn’t just outgrow – and remake – my career once, but TWICE.
The first time, it was a slow realization over the course of a year that I started to feel that my dream job was no longer fun or challenging and I needed to do something else – but what? After I got over the massive disappointment and denial, I went on a solitary walkabout for 10 days and at the end of that time, I was energized and knew what my plan was and, frankly, I was lucky. I had chosen well and planned well and spent the next 15 years doing something I loved again. I felt ALIVE.
The second time, the realization that my job – and, in fact, what felt like my whole life – needed an overhaul hit me without warning, like the proverbial ton of bricks after an intense solo trip to Europe. The last thing I expected upon returning was to feel like I HAD to up-end my whole life – because my life depended upon it, but that is exactly what happened. I now understand I was so busy just going from day to day, that I didn’t realize how deeply unhappy I was. It was a rude awakening that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
Each time I went through this process, it was painful and although it was worth it, had I understood the process, it would have taken work, but it didn’t have to be so difficult.
Every day I talk to women who feel stuck, who have left – or want to leave Corporate America, business ventures they have built, or who had a great career they worked HARD to attain and have abruptly realized it isn’t for them. I talk to women who know they need – and want – to make a change, but they just don’t know where to start. There is a way to get to the career you love again. It can be a deliberate exciting process. So. I wrote this book!