Today’s photograph is a just a picture of a phrase that I’m going to try to take to heart this year–make my own path. It is one thing to seek the advice of others in terms of changing careers, moving, and so forth–but there is a point when we just have to take that first step ourselves and cross our fingers that everything goes right.
I will admit that my sticking point for awhile has been that first step–I’m scared silly that I’m going to end up in another work situation that goes from decent to toxic/bad in a matter of months. I’ve done enough personal development that I have an better idea of the type of work environments that I might thrive in, and I know with a doubt that I will no longer ignore my instincts.
My goal is to find the right company fit that allows for growth as a scientist, but at the same times doesn’t require you to live in the lab seven days a week, or long hours either. That right there is my major conundrum (wanting to work in science, but at the same time try to have a life outside of it). Life is short, and it’s taken me long enough to realize that since things haven’t gone as plan–maybe I should just start enjoying the journey and maybe I will end up where I’m suppose to.