Thursday, March 10, 2011


One theme I am finding right now, is that I am seeing a lot of women in their mid 20's – who are out of college, finally in the workforce, and now wondering - what is the next step? Education, culminating in a college degree, has such a clear and clean path - write this paper, finish that assignment, go up one year, have more responsibilities, write this thesis, and voila, you have graduated!

Work is a far less defined space and that is a transition that requires an adjustment. Either they take on too much or too little, feel guilty for making career moves, or feel abandoned when colleagues turn out not to be friends. Often they get cards like the seven of cups, where rather than feeling empowered, they feel overwhelmed by their options, scared to open one door lest another one closes.

We talk in the readings about taking this time to sort out what they really want, and starting to target that, creating their own agendas, rather than following someone else’s. But sorting out what you really want… that’s the key.

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