So I’ve finally got round to starting the blog. In my head, I have already written at least three posts but time has been scarce and I’ve had a lot of things to do.
I’ve decided 2016 will be a year of massive change for me career wise. I have felt stuck for a while, but after returning from a holiday to North Sulawesi, Indonesia earlier this year, and suffering from some terrible post holiday blues, I felt I really needed to act.
It’s not that I hate my job, it’s just I feel underwhelmed by it. I feel constricted in my current organisation and I feel like I am wasting my life there. Over the past year I have done a lot of self study on innovation in order to help me in my role but I feel like I am developing at a pace that is too fast for my employer and I feel like I have outgrown the organisation.
I work for a charity and ultimately I am a fundraiser. Although over the last year I have been working on designing and developing fundraising products as opposed to actually delivering campaigns. I enjoy the type of role I do, but I feel I am in the wrong place for it. Besides, I no longer want to be a fundraiser. I want to help people and communities and actually seeing the direct impact of the work I do.
Being a goal oriented person, I’ve always found that I am at my happiest when I am striving to achieve something. I don’t operate well when I am drifting; I feel completely lost and without purpose. Making the decision to change my career has provided me with a renewed focus, but it’s a huge step and I can’t say I’m not scared.
There are a lot of unknowns. The biggest being I don’t really know where I am heading. I have a few ideas but nothing concrete and that is frightening. How can I possibly quit a job to chase an unknown?
Thankfully for me, I have already taken some steps to validate I’m making the correct decision. I’ll write more about this soon but for now, I have made a choice and I’m focused on sticking to it. I want to live a life that I will find more fulfilling. One that I can be proud of. I know myself well enough to trust that I will make it work.
Onwards and upwards to destination: unknown. Anyone fancy coming along for the ride?