My focus word for the year has been REINVENT. And what am I reinventing? I’m yet again reinventing my professional life. I’m reinventing the blog. I’m reinventing me. Again.
Here’s what I learned about moving forward: when you don’t have a map, you have to make one from scratch. But you don’t have to make a new map alone. My post-PhD life really started coming together when I found some community and got serious about figuring out what I cared about and valued, who I wanted to serve, what I was good at, and what people might pay me for.