Reflections on veering off the path
Beautifully told! Thank you for sharing. I am also on a meandering path. I do a lot of things. Main things now are parenting and building a poetry magazine universe. And writing poetry.
Once, a career manager in a consulting company I worked at explained to me that for my career, we would set a goal, define the steps I needed to take (experiences, courses) to get there, but keep checking back regularly to see if all these experiences and courses may have changed my mind on what the goal was. I liked looking at it like that. A path that changes as you walk along it.
What an amazing journey you've had along the way! And I love the new direction of being a mindfulness teacher - YES! That is so you! 💞
The place and the people is a great part of your twisted path! Interesting! Yoir skills are so diverse...you have so much to offer if you twist alomg the path some more!
My path has been more twisted than many other educators I know but my main job has all been in education. I have changed organizations and capacity several times. But even with that I have had some long stints: 8 Years, 5 years, and 9 years, with a few shorter ones in between. In addition I worked part time jobs in autistic support and real estate. Just recently I shifted to the nonprofit world. I am with a small nonprofit that provides structured literacy to struggling readers. I expect a less twisted path for the next 10-15 years until I retire. But, you never know!
My path has definitely been meandering and not a straight forward path. It’s still meandering. I, like you, have learned from the twists and turns along the route. Enjoy the journey.