Well, it’s been a while. A long while. But oh what fantastic adventures I have been on.
Why did I disappear? Well, I hit the realization that my job had become the biggest source of my unhappiness in the short term.
I didn’t hate my job, but I had stopped growing there, and that was holding me back. Any experiments I ran were just me distracting myself from the elephant in the room – the place that I spent 8 hours per day had stopped being a place I was excited about.
I decided that I needed to find my next challenge. Staying at a job that wasn’t challenging me wasn’t a good long-term strategy, so I devoted my time and energy to making a change.
Finding the right job wasn’t quick. I took the time to make sure I was making the right decision. I didn’t want to jump to just any job, I wanted to find something that challenged me and had potential for growth. I always try to trade up as part of a job change, I want to continue my career trajectory moving in an upward direction.
I started by making a list of what I liked about my job. Then I made a list of what I didn’t like. This helped me establish must have items and nice-to-have items. Then I started hunting.
It took a while, but now I’m someplace new. About a month in, and I’m pretty pleased. We’ll see where this goes.