Topic of the Day:
Work In 2020
If there’s one word I can use to describe my work life in 2020 it would be adaptive. Now, if you had asked me a word in March or April or even June, I would have given you words such as “frustrating,“ “hopeful,“ and “unsure.“ The last thing I expected from my Chinese new year vacation home would be that guy would get stuck in the states. I also wouldn’t have figured out that I would be losing my job and that my company would be closing.
2020, like other areas of my life, has forced me to rethink what I consider work and how I want to build my career, whatever that might be. For the longest time I thought it was going to law school and being a lawyer but that’s changed in the past couple of years. Undergrad was a rough time and not what I expected my four years to be like. There had been a lot of moments where I really questioned what my future was going to look like.
I truly thought that my job in China was going to be around for at least a year or even more if I liked it enough. I don’t reevalutate my plans for my future until I’ve come to the point in that job where I think I need a break or I’m extremely unhappy. It’s been the wildest year, both good and bad, and I haven’t been this unsure of what’s been going on in my life. I have finally figured out what I wanted to do in 2021 in terms of work that I’ll share in another post.