The results from the Want Ad are in! Many thanks to all who shared their ideas. This post is going to be short, because everyone who responded had similar thoughts on careers that fit the ad. Maybe the array of choices isn’t so daunting after all! I’ve narrowed down the responses to the few that I’m going to seriously investigate. Here they are:
- Non-fiction writer
- Policy/communications strategist for a non-profit or organization I believe in
- Career coach/therapist
- Retreat leader (this one was just too intriguing to ignore!)
- Writing teacher, possibly for children
Here’s the investigation plan. Instead of merely researching these careers, I am going to try them. Act first, reflect later, Roman Kraznaric suggests. To the extent I can, I’ll actually try doing these jobs, at least in some capacity, to the extent possible. I can write while keeping my day job, and see if it actually does satisfy the Want Ad. For the jobs I can’t try, I’ll shadow or interview people who have them. Then I’ll reflect and, hopefully, narrow things down even further.