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Currently Living in the Land of Confusion

Hmmmm I really feel like that is a perfect description of one significant part of my current world.  Thankfully I feel that I have amazing balance in so many other critical areas except one – That one is career direction.  Here I am sitting at my desk (drinking a great glass of red wine) pondering my next move.  I have been in a professional funk or rut for a couple years and I can’t seem to get out of it.  I have been blessed with many opportunities and at one point a very successful business,  in fact my poor husband is the victim in this as he has to hear my ”crazy” ideas – ventures or opportunities!! He affectionately refers to it at “CRAZY BRAIN”I think my real challenge is finding what makes as Tony Robbins says,:  my ”juices” flow – What is it that is going to make me want to jump out of bed in the morning.  I had that once so at least I know it exists but what is it that can make me feel that way again???   I know I have great people skills – great sales and marketing abilities  as well as the confidence to sit in a board room if required with big shots.    The big question is how to use these skills and blend it with finding a passion.I read an article about Melinda Gates – Wow she is amazing and I think to work for their foundation would be a great blend – Business development (aka fund-raising)  -  marketing and the best part of that would be the impact that could be made – How cool would that be to make an impact – really help those who need it and have all the resources to do it.  But since I live in the LA area and they are in Washington State so that is not an option.  If I could only find a blend of making great money while having the ability to give back – Now that would get my juices flowing!!!   I know that I am not alone in this “quest” for clarity.  It seems there are many of us who have reached a point in their life where they need a change, a personal “purpose” and are searching for their own answer.  ***At least one thing is for sure if I am going to live in the “land of confusion” I could not be in better company!! The Journey continues……………………. 

4 Responses to Currently Living in the Land of Confusion

  • CarolNo Gravatar says:

    Cathy-

    You are definitely not alone on the quest for clarity. I’m on it right along with you. I’ve been through several careers already in my life and each helped me grow to the person I am now. I’ve worn hats in retail, as a paralegal and law firm administrator, actor, playwright, hypnotherapist & coach and speaker. Today, I feel like the speaking and training route is where I need to put my energy but there are so many ways to do that. I need a little more focus and direction. So I’m a speaker–what exactly am I speaking about? What’s my message? So for now I muddle around with the few things I know and the rest of the picture is just confused. I may be bumping into you in the land of confusion and it’s good to have company!

    Carol

  • Kristy NuttallNo Gravatar says:

    I get this. I was there before I made the leap to do My Little Pretty full time.

    Ron came home last night and showed me some pictures that he took with his new phone yesterday. It was of a beam that was painted … and then another photo of his comment and signature that he added to a ton of other comments and signatures. That beam is the last beam to go into the new hospital building they are putting up at Childrens Hospital LA tomorrow. How cool to have your thoughts be a part of something so big. He had pride in his eyes and I think it’s cool that he is a part of something that gives to kids in such a great way.

  • lindaloohooNo Gravatar says:

    cathy,
    i too struggle with what am i going to be when i grow up??
    i have things that i would love to be doing, but they all require going back to school and it is just too overwhelming for me at this stage in my life.
    i have a friend who said something that i thought was profound. she has a masters and wants to go back to get her phd. she also has three boys under the age of 4. since she’d have to do it part time, it would take about three years. so i said, oh my gosh, that’s so long. but she said, yeah, but those three years are going to pass whether i do this or not, so i may as well have something to show for it.
    wow. some people just live the hell out of their lives.
    i guess i’m just saying – we have options and isn’t that lovely? :-)

  • Karen Maleck-WhiteleyNo Gravatar says:

    This is part of why we are so great together – we are all in the land of confusion in some way. And, I am coming to the point of believing that maybe it is a NORMAL place to be, and that maybe it’s OK for us not to know the answers and to try out lots of things in our lives. I too have that fear that I will not figure out what it is that I am meant to do here, what I’m supposed to do when I grow up. At age 51, I think I should have grown up and figured it out by now. I love what Linda said at the end just above – how wonderful that we have options, and let’s live the hell out of this life!

    K

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