May 7, 2018
PLS NOTE: This episode was published before we changed the show's name to Your Power Outlet.
(If you are curious as to Why?, tune into Ep. 19, where I share my raw and uncut journey to finding clarity).
Content Starts: 1 min 58 sec.
Here’s the Power Seat’s challenge:
“My career is in academics.
I’ve always wanted to be professor; however I had a game changer.
One of my kids was born with medical issues and continues to have special needs, and ever since my career has been in a start stop.
I’m doing my PHD and teaching, researching attending conferences and writing…then sometimes I actually withdraw from the University because I don’t have the time.
I constantly feel, like I’m self-disgusted.
Saying to myself “Why aren’t you motivated to finish what you started? Everyone else who started with you is so much further along.”
I’m losing friends, who have moved on, whether mutual or I just can’t reach out right now because they are doing so much and I am still back here.
Mostly though, I feel very confident with the choices I’ve made about my career. I have NO issue making it a priority over my career.
I feel, the imposter syndrome is very large in academia, you never feel like you are smart enough, or wrote the best article.
I want to finish, but how do I do it?
Are these my people anymore? Is it my lifestyle? Do I go for it? Do I apply for tenure track job?
Or do I accept it’s not my life anymore, time to look for another career.
When I sit down to write, get something published, attend a conference, etc.
I realize, this is what I’m good at.
But it’s an intense field.
I feel like I have a double life.
HOW DO I know what to do?
Do I finish this degreed to continue on this career path or do I cut and run?
Tune into the Episode 5, to hear how other women have navigated similar experiences, from which we all get to choose what resonates and what we want to be intentional about doing differently moving forward.
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