Class Historian

firstsquare2topMy career history has been anything but linear. I’ve flipped, I’ve flopped, I’ve changed my mind more times than I can count. I used to feel really guilty and embarrassed about this. I feared other people thought I was flighty, all-over-the-place, a mess. However, the more I read and the more people I meet, the more I realize it’s quite common to change your career path. I bet if I surveyed all of the people in my graduating class, the majority would reveal that their career history has been as disorderly as mine. It’s normal not to be what you wanted to be at age 8, 16, 24, 32 etc. It’s okay, even healthy, to change your mind. When we think about careers, we often think in permanent terms: “what do I want to do for the rest of my life?” What if we changed this question to appreciate the fact that people change, and that’s okay? What if instead we asked: “what do I want to do right now?” and when the answer changed, what if we didn’t feel bad about it? Just a thought.

Wears: Head scarf, coat, and oxfords (all thrifted), black denim (Yoga Jeans), socks (Target).
Listens: Broncho – Class Historian (



  1. Cindy says

    I’ve been a secretary, waitress, sales associate, cashier, bus ambulance and truck driver, English teacher, community coordinator, receptionist, community psychiatric rehabilitation and geriatric nurse. I always have welcomed the chance to do something new if the time was right and the opportunity presented itself. I have never regretted any of it. If you have the chance and the desire and ability Katie taste as much as life offers. Like Martha would say it’s a good thing.

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