If you could start a new career, would you? What would you do if you could shift gears, do something you’ve always wanted?
I’m just day dreaming now, but honestly, I’m burned out from shopping and thinking about shopping ATM. I always get this way at the end of the summer because I’m just SO TIRED of being hot all the time and I want to get back into sweaters and jeans and closed toe shoes. All the good sweaters start popping up right about now, and I just cannot resist (ahem…Elizabeth Suzann – yes, I bought a Rebekka kimono….), so I go into shopping and collecting overdrive, and then end up with a hangover.
Marketing. It’s all marketing. It’s so appealing though, isn’t it? Thinking about cooler weather in the dead of summer. We dream of crisp fall days and cozy sweaters, and buy in anticipation of finally being able to wear them.
I am not immune to marketing pressures, and indeed, I AM that pressure for you, my readers.
I aim to encourage conscious shopping, more mindful consumption, but it’s shopping/consumption either way. I know I’m not responsible for anyone else’s decisions, and I don’t feel guilty for that, but at the same time, I understand if you might want to take a break. I want to take a break.
So, let’s do that. Let’s not talk about shopping for a little while.
Back to my question. And my answer. If I could shift careers completely (again – I did it once before, when I started Grechen’s Closet in 2004), I would go into a field related to nutrition. Ideally, I’d become a medical doctor with a focus on integrative medicine, something combining both eastern and western principles of care and therapies along with a deep focus on nutritional healing.
I actually did a lot of research on this a couple years ago (before I started slowre) and almost got to the application stage, but then quit. I think I got scared. And worried about money – how could I afford to go back to school and spend so much time learning and not working? I’m no spring chicken either…
Anyway, I still think about it, and I might still work on figuring out a way to do it. I have a great passion for nutrition and holistic health and would find that work very rewarding. Almost as rewarding as doing this 🙂 and this is deeply, deeply rewarding.
Your turn. How would you shift gears in your career if you could? Have you done it already? How did you do it?