Do you remember your career dreams of yesteryear, and then – kind of this halting screeching break sound like in a movie? And here you are… x (xx?) years later, in a cubicle, corner office, home office – NOT living the dream? I was forced to confront this reality when reading friend, coach, and Hot Mommas Project founding author Kathy Caprino‘s piece on the topic in Forbes.
Kathy and I even joked about it on Twitter.
After realizing I was a Fembot, I made a comment on Kathy’s post:
I LOVE this.
A) End to the endless buzz kill – Because we’re so burned out, you know? And reading this makes me think, “Hey – that would be fun!” It’s making ACTIONABLE the saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
B) Finding your inner Fly Girl – I am just WAITING for the day I get to coach my daughter’s dance team. I always dance with my nieces and joke around with them when they are in town and got permission from my husband to go ballroom dance (with some other sweaty guy – LOL) if I want. The “fly girl” comment we were joking around about on Twitter becomes real. But, it’s under an umbrella of the arts, and creating. What happened to that? I wrote a play for a play contest in high school. I used to get into stuff like that and so many of my friends were artistic.
C) It takes guts – I said “no” to speak on a panel with the head of one of the federal agencies the other day to go to the book signing of my friend. People looked at me like I had three heads. It’s not always an easy road. But, I SO AGREE with you that this need to re-connect with this inner passion and interest of ours is critical.
“You have to get a life before you can achieve proper work-life balance.”
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