It is also the normal place to begin one's climb in a career.
Today it is common to flit from one career into the next and building on your resume.
But I come from the old school of thought where I trained for one profession and expected to stay in said profession until retirement.
I did for some time, starting my teaching in Canada, then in Australia, then back to Canada when my family and I returned to my homeland, and yes, again back in Australia. All the while hopscotching around the squares and always coming back to Square One.
Soon followed our global transition to Eastern Europe where we stayed for seven years both doing something different: initially, running our resort and after its loss, our business. My husband opened up an International Real Estate and Developing company at which we both worked until the GFC hit the world.
Now, four years, two months and eight days later we are both back in Australia and back to Square One.
After what we thought was our retirement from our careers, we returned to them once again. I returned to teaching and my husband to Real Estate. There has never been a more difficult return to the beginning. This time being back to Square One found us both older and less patient and not as amenable to change.
Square One. Not handling it with grace and aplomb.
Published By: Valdone's Leaf