Unsolicited advice is just the best, said no-one ever. Yet it’s par for the course; people who haven’t taken the time to understand our problems (or even, oddly, if there even IS a problem to begin with) piling on with advice, often that we’ve either considered and discarded for good reason, or that was irrelevant to our circumstances to begin with.
This post is going to be seen by several thousand people. And honestly, the vast majority of them will glaze their eyes and move on, or plan to do it later and forget. Or think ‘I can’t make a change’ and slink away in fear.
Don’t be one of them.
Even at a conservative estimate I had worked at extra 2.5 solid years of work, in less than 7 years of working.
It’s a truly magical time of the year.
I’m not just saying that because it’s coming up to my birthday although obviously you should get thinking of what to buy me. Personally I’d go with gin, it’s always a strong choice.
But truly, it is magical. I’m seeing people get their dream training contracts, make plans and focus for the end of the school year, get clear on what they want from the remaining 6 months of the year.
And then there’s nature. I’m writing this late at night after taking Jasper out for his end of the evening walk. It’s a beautiful temperature outside, warm but not too warm. On our walk this evening we didn’t just see a fox, we saw a whole family of them.
Yesterday I had started writing a blog about the worst pieces of burnout advice I had ever heard, when a friend sent me a message. She was kind of laughing and rolling her eyes because burnout has become such a ‘cool’ (or should that be hot?) topic that people who have absolutely no clue about it are writing about it.
And I rolled my eyes and said of course…. and promptly deleted my ‘worst burnout advice’ blog.
Why? Well the bitchy part of my soul says ‘because they’re already writing it for me’ [/Muttley laugh] but mainly because, well the vast majority of burnout advice is BS.
No, really, it is.