31-Day Blog Challenge, Career, Writing Life

31-Day Blog Challenge – Day 23: A Difficult Point in My Life

I can’t believe I’ve written another week’s worth of blogs already. I hope you have enjoyed reading them as much as I have enjoyed writing them. To be honest, the experience has been bittersweet. Yes, blogging should be tailored to my audiences’ goals, their needs, and answers to their questions, but for me this has been an enlightening personal branding experience, and I’ve learned a lot from it. I plan to talk more about that in my final blog…

I’ve lost my job. I’ve been broke. I’ve been hurt. I’ve lost someone I loved. I’ve watched someone I love suffer.

I’m not saying that I’m different than anyone else, but I’ve learned that it’s not always what we go through, but how we go through it, and what we learn from it that makes all the difference.

For me, the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to deal with was watch my bother almost die. But you already know this story. If you missed it, you can check out that blog here.

Before my brother got sick, I had a different story to tell. But even now, I’m not going to share it—for one reason, and one reason only: it’s just not worth it.

The Here and Now

So what am I going to write about then? I realized recently that right now I’m facing another difficult point in my life. I wouldn’t exactly call it a midlife crisis, but it has to do with my career, which could go in two very different directions.

I guess I need to think about what I want in life, and what is most important to me. But thinking about those things is easy, but getting to them is a different story.

When I look back on the greatest point in my career, I think of Pearson. It was the best five years of my life. In fact, I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I left. In the last year, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t thought of how much I miss it…

Do I regret leaving? Not really. Do I miss certain things? You bet.

Standing at the Crossroads of My Career

I just published a blog in the last week or so describing my dream job. If you missed that one, too, you can check it out here. As much as I would love to work for myself, and that is the end goal some day, I’m not sure if right now is the right time. I know. I know—no risk, no reward, but I’ll admit that sometimes the risk gets the best of me.

So either now is not the right time, or it’s the perfect time…

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