3 Book for When Job/Career Choices Seem Impossible

It’s April again and that means my blogging itch needs scratching.

My life is infinitely different than it was a year ago when I last tried to blog. We no longer have chickens, are in the middle of selling our houses, and are preparing to pick up our lives and make a giant move.

Moving means new jobs and industries. My husband’s path is relatively set (his job is the reason for the move) while mine is much more up in the air. This is both exciting and frightening.

But mostly it’s overwhelming – there are SO MANY things I could do and paths I could take.

If you’re in a similar position, there are a few books I’ve read (and plan to reread) that can potentially help with the decision making process:

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed — preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work — but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

Our “thirty-is-the-new-twenty” culture tells us the twentysomething years don’t matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood.

These three will help you at least navigate and narrow down the options of possibility.

My next post is going to be a tutorial on the newest crochet pattern I’m obsessed with, stay tuned!

*All book blurbs are straight from their associated Amazon pages, I am not nearly clever enough to write such eloquence. *

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