Midlife Career Transition: The Journey Continues

I haven’t posted for awhile – life has been so busy! The midlife career transition continues, and life is still a bit unsettled. Theoretically, I’m working full time at my Best Buy contract. In practice, the promotions I was working on came to an abrupt stop in early March and probably won’t start up again for a couple of months, so I’m doing a hodge-podge of fairly boring admin work, and most weeks there really isn’t enough work for me to work full time.

I worked a couple of Fridays on another contract for a company I had worked for briefly last summer, and I’ve been doing a few hours of work each week for them. That has helped make up for any shortfall I had from Best Buy, although this week they had no work for me. If I stay at Best Buy I’d like to work about 20-25 hours there and get another steady contract or freelance position, but so far that hasn’t happened. I had an opportunity for another position there, a senior writer position, but that fell through.

Beyond work, I’m finishing up the last of my search engine marketing courses, SEO Writing, and preparing to participate in the Art on a Line show in mid-May. I’m completing a couple of new watercolor paintings to exhibit there, and I’m going to bring a couple of my cat paintings to perhaps drum up some business as a pet painter.

The career transition and my experiments in freelancing are still interesting and I continue to grow. Part of me is so ready to get a job with a salary and benefits that is predictable and safe, but whatever happens, I wouldn’t trade this past year or so for anything!

About Pat Wolesky

I'm a renaissance woman in some ways. Professionally I do Web content management, knowledge management and communications. I also do watercolor painting, compose and perform music, do nature photography, and am the devoted slave to two cats and a moderator of the About.com Cats forum.
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