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November 17, 2005

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MB

Hey Deb! I'm sorry I haven't been here for a while and missed this great entry. I so hear ya, girl! Is one ever completely finished and knowing what one wants to do with one's life? I could go on but I won't, just to say that you are not alone in your struggle to figure out what makes sense, financially and spiritually. And its hard not to give up hope at times and feel like we failed. In spite of that I keep telling myself some day we all won't be here anymore, so we have to try to make it count now.

Will

That darn drummer---I've danced with him too. He doesn't pay so well. And he doesn't tell you that before you sign on.

I'm with BigBusiness Corp. right now doing the coasting thing. And it can be nice. Unfortunately, things can shift quickly there too and make things stressful in their own way.

I'm begining to think that the ship I'm waiting for to come in is a fairy tale. It helps me to get on with things.

Kerstin

Thanks Deb,

This has been very insightful while I am still trying to figure out my own journey and whether to go solo, or employed again, or a bit of both. One thing that I have found helpful in the past and am finding very useful again during my current transition are the eight career anchors by Edgar Schein. Because ultimately it's all about what motivates you. In your coaching business you have probably come across this already but here are some links anyway :)

https://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=92968&x=articles&s=careers
https://www.jobscareers.com/articles/careeranchors.html
https://hbswk.hbs.edu/pubitem.jhtml?id=3739&t=career_effectiveness

That Career Retreat sounds very interesting, I can't wait to hear how it went. Good luck with it!

Take care, Kerstin

maria

Well, honey, if it's any consolation (probably not), you do have a lot of fellow travel companions out here, and if nothing else, we can keep other company, console each other, and cheer each other on.

It isn't easy living an authentic life, but I have a lot of admiration for people who do, and you are one of those people, my dear. You inspire and empower, even in your 'lostness' and seeking.

Have a wonderful journey this weekend, in every sense of the word.

Marilyn

The only difference between 40 and 50 (for me) is that those goddamn growth opportunities keep cropping up...I'm just able to take them a little more in stride. :)

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