"After all, it's tough work..." ~ Jane Eyre
One of my favorite movie heroines is "Hildy" from His Girl Friday. She is smart, witty, sweet, and tenacious. She also keeps her eyes on the prize and, in the end, never compromises herself in terms of her career as a reporter. (Of course its not really hard to understand why a woman would not leave Cary Grant)
This career change is slow and steady. Slow in that it has taken time to fully grasp where I want to go (publishing? not-for-profit?) Steady in that now that I know the path I want to take, there are many openings in the field.
Hildy always keeps her eye on the prize: her story. I have my eye on the prize to create a new story of my life, not just a new chapter.
This year I feel like one of the seniors at the high school. I, too, am off to college. I do not want to leave education, and entering academia as an administrator is, in the end, the most exciting story there could be. In the past month I have been sending my resume to colleges and universities in the area; I think being in an administrative role in academia is a perfect fit for me.
Its fun, exciting, scary, and nerve-wrecking all at the same time. I think my silence here has been due to serious introspection about career changing. Hildy struggled with her decision to leave the newspaper and her writing fell silent during that time. I look forward to sharing my career change experiences here; who knows what story is next. I can't wait to write it and I can't wait for you to read it.
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