The "Questions Over Coffee" series is designed to instigate interesting conversation, especially for individuals, loved ones, and caregivers coping with illness. The questions can also be used to connect with healthy loved ones, friends, clients, strangers and ourselves. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea!) and start talking . . .
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky asks this question in her book Trauma Stewardship (read my review here). I always know it's time for a change when my attitude about my job starts to be defined more by a sense of hopelessness and frustration than engagement and contentment. So what happens when it's time for a change? I'm currently living my plan B and have not created another one because I think almost anything would be "easier" than trying to build a business. I don't want an escape hatch this time. I want to hold my own feet to the fire and bust through the moments when I feel like I have no idea what to do next.
BUT when I was doing work with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, there were little sparks of ideas that could take me somewhere that wasn't so emotionally taxing. I finally did reach the point where I needed a break and I was really glad Van Dernoot Lipsky had asked the question. Simply by asking the question she helped me open up to the idea that a change of course would be okay. So what's your plan B?
Please share, ask questions, leave comments, suggest topics, and tell stories! I want to hear about your moments of magic, miracles, and synchronicity.
Dare to be immortal.
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