I don’t know how folks can pick one career and stick a lifetime with it. Sure, one had to years ago. We were lucky if we had one career of our choice. If you were enslaved, no choice at all. If a farmer, not much choice. If a coal miner, not much choice. Choices were limited, and people labored at the same job a lifetime.
But today career possibilities are without limit. And the ability to stop midstream and engineer a do-over is also endless. I have gone from lawyer, to librarian, back to lawyer, to teacher, and now … to romance editor.
And believe it or not, I am lagging behind in the do-over department. The average person will have five to seven career changes. And by age 42, many will have already had ten jobs.
So, the only thing hemming us in these days is ourselves and our imagination. Still, there is hope, even when our own dreams scare us.
That’s where friends come in. Author friends like Amaka Azie … personal cheerleaders who proclaim you are all that and a bag of chips. And while you may not fully believe these crazy friends, you are bound to listen. Because they are angels whispering in your ear.
So today, I am officially a romance novel editor. A whole new adventure open for business.
What’s your do-over dream?
What’s stopping you?
Go for it. We only live once … as far as we know.