Thursday, April 01, 2010
I've been pondering decisions for a few weeks/months/years. Should I go for that next new job? Should I seek a promotion? These questions always lead me to re-evaluate where I am, what I'm doing with my life. I'm firmly middle-aged now (at the very least) and I have had a lot of health issues over the past several years. What is my purpose in this life? Why am I here? It's all tied in together, you see? How can a person make decisions about what to do in their career without considering what their purpose on this earth is, what their other goals are (family, health, finances) and what their priorities are and/or should be?
Weighty stuff, eh? You bet!
So lately I've specifically chosen not to pursue job advancement. This may seem surprising to some of you who know me because I've been frustrated with situations in the past where I've sought promotions and haven't gotten them. True, I was frustrated, and perhaps there is still some of that in my (the frustration), but this decision is different. I was moved to a new branch last June, and I really like it here. My staff is great, the challenges are interesting, and the potential at this location for what we can do in the community . .. well . . . the potential is amazing. I've put down some roots and I've started my vision gears cranking. I can't move now! In other words, as much as it pains me to admit it (love you, Boss!), my boss put me in the right spot. LOL
So what does that say about all those other heady questions? Well, it says what I've said here on my blog before. I'm here to try to make a difference in the world. I can't say it as well as this song can, so I'll ask you to follow the link. Happy Spring!