Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Notes from 8/14 OCA Meeting - PART 2

Making lemonade.
As part of our most recent meeting, we watched the trailer for the documentary, "Lemonade." (See last week's post below.) It led to a healthy discussion about pursuing other interests or dreams while we've been given the time and opportunity to possibly do so.

The debate: What if we use this time to focus on a new career path, exploring areas we feel we will truly love? What if we later discover that it wasn't the right move? Can we get back into the area we've left?

On the flip side... What if we choose to continue our current path, plodding through the job search as expected, looking to land something with which we feel comfortable? Will we always look back and wonder, "What if?"

This is a topic that I know a lot of us have pondered recently. And there are a lot of factors which weigh in on the decision. How much time and effort (and money) can I expend in pursuing something new? Will my spouse or my family be supportive?

Advice from the group:
- If there’s a passion, pursue the dream. If it doesn’t work out, you can always come back to what you’ve done before, and you’ll have a great story to tell.
- Use the connections you’ve made in this group to find those who may be able to help you with advice and contacts within your area of interest.

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