A Typical Career Versus... What?

A Typical Career Versus... What?

In recent posts, I’ve used this blog to start a public conversation about my career doldrums. Even though that was a scary and risky move – you will be judged, threatens the inner monologue – it has had several benefits.  For one, it has elicited advice from some of my smartest, kindest friends and acquaintances. They’re a diverse group of people with varied perspectives, so when their thoughts start to align, it’s a sign that they might be on to something particularly true. Last week, I talked to two friends on separate occasions who both shared this idea: you don’t need to have a “career” in the traditional sense to have a good life.

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