Learning A New Identity

What’s going on? Where have I been? What have I been up to?

All good questions.

This post is probably more for me than anyone else. I don’t anticipate that I have many readers left after my prolonged, unannounced hiatus from blogging, but that’s ok.

Taking a hiatus wasn’t really a planned thing. It just kind of happened. For the last 8 months, or so, I’ve had very little desire to write. And, even if I wanted to write I couldn’t.

I was in a funk.

Only recently have I begun to emerge from it.

Last September I was miserable. My work situation wasn’t what I wanted it to be and it was affecting everything in my life. I awoke each morning dreading the day and ended each evening dreading the coming morning.

In October I left that job. And, I was subsequently forced to reevaluate my career as I looked for work.

The thing is, I had begun to equate my identity with my career. It was who I thought I was. And, when I wasn’t happy in my career I was lost as a person.

It took me a while to get over that. In fact, I’m still working on it.

I took a temporary job in November. It was in the same vein as my previous job, but it gave me something to do and some time to recover.

As that job was coming to an end I went out on a limb and applied for something I had little to no experience in, and was hired.

That, more or less, brings us to today.

I’m learning a new job. Building new relationships. And, learning not to identify my entire self with my career.

I have a long ways to go. But I’m finally feeling better about myself and where I’m headed.

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