In this pursuit of self and post a hyper active decade long career, this free time and especially in the times of covid-19 gave me a lot of sleepless nights.
What is it that would drive me more?
I saw a delta in social development, small businesses, strategy & marketing and start-up scale and growth with particular affinity towards product based startups. But where could I find a role that could be an amalgamation of all these and more?
I also realised that to a person like myself, my work has been my definition and Who am I if not defined by What I do?
Thankfully, I came across someone who helped me differentiate between the two and I was able to reduce my own pressure on myself. I had none from anyone else. In hindsight, this pressure also always kept me focused on finding my purpose.
Good and bad, this time enabled me to be happier and content with my own self at my own time and pace.
Lesson – Maybe as women we are wired to be very hard on ourselves. I recommend easing that out. I shouldn’t have been.