Liking her work made singleness less unattractive to one woman in my research study on career change at mid-life. ”Being real happy in my surroundings, liking my work. I think it was just this gradual thing as I’ve been here, really happy here, happy with my work.”
The women in my research study had several “prongs” going on during their career change. Fielding the invasive, “Why aren’t you married yet?” accompanied the usual chaos that surrounds career change.
But having meaningful work, work that represented and expressed their passion and purpose—that was the key to fulfillment whether or not there was a dating relationship on the horizon.
Is YOUR purpose strong enough to battle society’s opinion of you?
Living Between the Extremes is the research study Dr. Trina Hess conducted at Penn State University. Subtitled, “How do single, mid-life women reconstruct their identity after a work transition,” the study highlights those tools that describe and inform the process of change. Find out about the change programs offered by Dr. Trina Hess at www.HumorAcademy.com