Not the time to be making big life-altering decisions?
I caught up with a long-standing mentor of mine who I updated on how things in my career were going. I thought it would be just a regular catch up but I found myself really suddenly admitting to feeling burned out and exhausted and not particularly motivated. His first reaction was that this is an exhausting, historically difficult time and there is a lot going on at both home and work so that he thinks one shouldn't pursue too much change right now. He compared this to having a death of a loved one or going through a divorce. And he said that during his long career, there were actually many times he really hated his work and found many days to be a grind, even though the arc of the whole period was something he was proud of and felt good about. What do you think? It's the eve of the election so I'm feeling particularly frayed and wasn't expecting to be so emotional during our catchup. I have been thinking that this pandemic has really raised a lot of issues that I had been maybe ignoring but perhaps he's right that this is just not the right time.
Has anyone else here made major life decisions and changes or, conversely, avoided them during this pandemic/crisis?