Tag: career change

  • After 25 years, why I walked away from my beloved career

    After 25 years, why I walked away from my beloved career

    First published in 2017, this recounts my experience with burn-out. After 18 months away from corporate life and travelling the world with my family, I re-entered the workforce a completely changed person. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW! When I told people I was effectively dropping out of the career I took 25 years to…

  • Maybe there is a reason & what were we thinking?

    Maybe there is a reason & what were we thinking?

    When I retired from my first career, there was a great opportunity on the horizon. Something to look forward to, with loads of planning involved. Right up my alley of interest and expertise. I expected the transition to be seamless and easy. After all, how difficult could it be? A massive reduction in my overall…

  • Don’t pigeonhole Gen Xers as ‘middle-aged’

    Don’t pigeonhole Gen Xers as ‘middle-aged’

    Lately, I’ve found myself recoiling at the term ‘middle-aged’. I even have a hard time saying it. Similar to the proverbial character on the big screen who stutters over a word which they find so unappealing, all for dramatic effect. Since I am ‘middle-aged’, (by all reasonable definitions), I thought I’d better get over myself…

  • A midlife career change in Berra-isms

    A midlife career change in Berra-isms

    Evidently, Berra-isms are colloquial expressions that lack logic. Many of them are just attributed to the Yankee legend Yogi Berra, even if he never actually said them. As he so perfectly put it: “I never said most of the things I said.” In a strange way, some of them are a little funny and even ironic,…

  • After 25 years, why I walked away from my beloved career

    After 25 years, why I walked away from my beloved career

    When I told people I was effectively dropping out of the career I took 25 years to build, there was a wide range of responses. I was well-respected and had accomplished many things. On the outside, I seemed to be having fun while managing a fast-paced team. I maintained excellent relationships within the company and…