I have a dream ... and I have one for my kids. They go congruently and, at the same time, in polar opposite directions. I know what I want to do but what I want to do might be at odds with what I want for my kids. (And no, I'm not fantasizing of running off to join a circus or become a full-time yogi in Bali.) Instead, I'm having a dilemma, and I think it's probably one many other trailing spouses have do ... bear with me. It's about jobs. I have, as I see it, two option
Yes, you trailing spouses/partners, I'm talking to you. You know what I am talking about: it's the impression (continued) that your career is the lesser, the one that can be left behind. Your job is not a career, but rather something that you find again and again, a position that may or may not fit your repertoire of abilities and skills, that may or may not be in your area of expertise, and is absolutely not as rewarding as the career you left behind however many moves ago.