I Love My Job?

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Dear Wednesday,

I love my job!

I love the people I get to help and how I have grown professionally.

Think back to when you first started the job you are currently working. What goals and aspirations did you have? Like me, were you unsure whether you would cut the mustard or fail miserably?

I know for me there were moments where I struggled and made mistakes, but there was always an opportunity to do better and move forward in growth. As time passed though, I began to outgrow my environment and needed MORE to continue my professional development. More what, you may ask. More training opportunities, more upward mobility, more control over my schedule and more support.

Has it been the same for you? Do you even love your job? If not, that may be the biggest catalyst for your desire to go to a new environment.

I had to make the choice to seek out a new workplace where I could still be challenged and s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d!

Sounds easy, right?

Not at all.

I kept trying and facing several rejections which was discouraging. I didn’t even have forewarning when my desired position presented itself. I had to act in a timely manner and make life changes to adjust for this new opportunity. It was a little scary and nerve wracking. There were even moments where things didn’t go as planned and I questioned my decision to make this transition. But every time I thought about the desires of my heart that were missing from my current position, I just kept plugging along.

Sure, I could have stayed in my pond where all was familiar and safe. But I knew in order to develop skills I wasn’t aware I had or was sure how to use, I needed MORE.

What MORE do you need that will cause you to disrupt your security for a new home in an ocean, not a pond?

Start a conversation with us here in the comments. We'd love to hear your story on how you have succeeded or even failed in the workplace, and what you've learned from your efforts.

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Until next time, Be good to yourself and others!
Evaluate your relationships!
Check your thought life!
And, invest in opportunities that increase your quality of life.

Brought to by Ashley, Joy and Patrice, your DWL Lifestyle Strategists

This Dear Wednesday Letter was hand-crafted by Patrice Scott. Patrice Scott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with the active duty military community and their families for the past twelve years. She is addressing the topic of transition/change for the month of July due to the increase in relocation during the summer months.

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