I’d just gone through a major transition in my life. There was disillusionment with my current job, and I was totally unsure of where to go. My chosen career was not what I’d expected. As a result I felt hopeless, directionless, and a little depressed. I was lost as to how to fix it and create the life I wanted to live.
My challenges were monetary and my day-to-day at my job. I was struggling with feeling worthwhile and not like a failure. I was questioning myself about my decision to leave my career. Did I make the right decision? Just feeling comfortable with what I was doing. Also the transition to a new job. I physically moved back home which put me back into my family dynamic.
Adulting Can Be Crazy
I was most concerned about getting back to living independently and all the things that are involved with being an independent adult.
I had tried doing job searches and interviews with my field, but they weren’t panning out, and I was impatient. I looked at moving around within my field, but there wasn’t a long-term, feasible path there.
I was so desperate and so lost I was willing to try anything. I landed a new job, which also wasn’t what I thought it would be. So now two career paths I’d picked hadn’t panned out and weren’t what I’d expected. I didn’t know what to do next. What else could I do? I was at a loss.
I wanted the basics. I wanted to get out of debt, to be doing a job I was happy doing, to like my job, to do something making a difference, something that was fulfilling and worthwhile, something I was passionate about.
My Path Cleared
Working with my coach at the Cardy Career Coaching team was eye opening. It helps you realize things about yourself. I never thought I’d go into my current field, but it was something I’d been doing in all my previous jobs.
The coaching work helps you discover avenues that you didn’t think were there that were there the whole time. It’s like there are all these different pathways, and coaching helps you shine a flashlight down a path to see what’s there that you didn’t notice before.
The coaching work impacted my life hugely. I basically figured out what I could see myself doing and the next steps to get there. Now I’m doing it. I’m employed in my new profession, and I see a future for myself in it.