Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Run, T, RUN!
Lately, I've been in a bit of a career crisis.
You see, I'm a bit like Forrest Gump in the scene above. When I find something that interests me (music, information technology, stay-at-home-motherhood, natural medicine, spirituality, triathlons), I pursue it hard, fast and true. Like Forrest, I run and I run, without stopping. I learn. I challenge myself. I research. I grow.
And just like Forrest, when I get to a certain point, I simply stop running.
That's a bit how I'm feeling at my job lately. I'm feeling stifled and pigeon-holed. I have no passion for what I'm doing. I even stopped teaching my A Course in Miracles study group recently. It occurred to me one day that I didn't want to do it anymore. So I stopped.
The funny thing about me is, though it may seem that I have a short attention span when it comes to things that interest me, I do have continued interest and will continue learning... more than likely at a normal pace (instead of hurried and furious). I also know that there is no way to predict what will set me on fire next.
I've asked for it. I've put it "out there" to help me find a career path that will bring that passion back. One that suits my strengths. One that fits my lifestyle. One that inspires me to keep running.
I know it will present itself to me, as it has in the past. I have to get out of the way, have faith and let it.
Wish me luck.