I think i am having the 7-year itch related to my career.
I always loved talking and helping people.
And the two combined led me to my chosen career choice as a Social Worker.
I love being a Master of Social Work however recently my heart and mind has been wondering a bit.
I still love talking and helping people but i am not sure if i want to do this in social work anymore.
I read a post recently from Elizabeth at Love is the Adventure,
that lady is so thoughtful it blows my mind. The post was entitled In-Between Land about the transitions that we make throughout our lives.
And in a lot of ways, i feel like i am in-between the chosen career vs. the dream career land.
Elizabeth speaks about tapping her foot impatiently as she waits for the next stage of her life to arrive.
But then she realizes the importance of Tap-Dancing,
Relishing this time and place (where she is currently).
And i loved this because it totally spoke to me.
I may be in transition, in-between land,
however i should relish in this time and place.
Perhaps in the transitions (waiting, the itching) are when we learn the most about ourselves.
I may be experiencing the 7year itch related to my career however there are more years ahead of me.
In the transitions, i believe are when words are whispered by our higher power into our hearts.
Blogging in a lot of ways has reminded me of what i enjoyed when i was younger.
Reading and writing!
I would get lost for hours at a time writing stories and reading them.
My cousin and i would have sleepovers
and i would tell her stories i made up for hours at a time!
In this period of the 7year itch, i remember these things with fond memories.
In middle school, our teacher had us write on a piece of paper our top four career choices
which we taped on our desk for the school year.
My top four were: lawyer, writer, actress, dancer.
I chose social worker instead of lawyer
because i thought i could effect change much quicker in people’s lives.
I am not sure what happened to being a writer, actress or dancer.
I must have stifled my creative side.
However God has purposed in my heart the need for exploration and discovery.
This morning Mr. Pancakes mentioned the importance of exploring my creative side–
hence why he encourages and supports my blogging.
This evening, i came across Elizabeth’s eloquent post.
All three has lead me to admit to myself that i am experiencing a 7year itch!
But instead of leaving the itch and just being.
I will accept the in-between land where i find myself
and hope that i arrive in the career field where i am doing what i love.
Which includes talking and helping people while embracing my creative side.
Here’s to tap-dancing and relishing in this time and place
*God for always being on time.
*Mr. Pancakes for being who you are!
*Elizabeth for the inspiration.