I've worked in the legal industry since college and have been a practicing attorney for the last 15 yrs.
Before going out on my own 4 yrs ago, I was a partner in a law firm. Admittedly, I've been considering leaving the field for years - long before I started my own practice. At least now, I no longer dread Monday mornings (or any morning for that matter) but there is simply no "joy" in what I do.
I should add that I recently relocated to a different state with my two young sons. I'm also a widow. Those factors weigh significantly in my decision for a career shift - lawyering has never been a 9-5 job and my sons need me now more than ever.
I know I want/need a change but simply cannot recognize my path. Looking for a new career is difficult when you don't even know what you want to do! While I recognize my skills are transferrable to a number of fields, how do I narrow it down? How do I shake the fears of failure? The fears of leaving my so-called "comfort zone" (even if that zone gives me no comfort)?
I'm curious to know how others have navigated through a career shift. How did you decide which path to follow?
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