We all have security blankets in life. It could be family and friends who you know will be there for you no matter what. Your daily routine could provide a sense of security. Perhaps it is a certain outfit that makes you feel you can take on the world. Most of the time, these security blankets make us feel safe and provide comfort. However, there can be times when these blankets start to feel uncomfortable. It's almost as if a porcupine curled up in it and ran through a field of thorns. You try and try to make it feel good again, but it will not work.
For me, one of my security blankets has been having a stable job. I took a chance last summer accepting a position that was different from being in the lab. I knew there was a chance it would not work. By early fall I began to realize I was meant to be in the lab and planned on making my current position work. However, as time went on, it became more difficult to get excited and want to go in. I told myself I had to make it work until the end of the year. Unfortunately, I could not take anymore. When you are on the verge of tears ever morning on your drive in, it is time to throw out the blanket. Yesterday, I did just that. I submitted my resignation without a backup plan.
So here's to whatever the future has in store for me career wise! Also, if anyone is in need of a research scientist, let me know!
What is one security blanket you had to give up?