So this week has been a little crazy, but what has really prompted me to write is the fact that while I work for my dream organization, and I get to do the kind of work that makes a difference in the lives of others, I have the skills, knowledge and capability to do more. As it stands, I just started this new job almost three months ago, and while I love it (direct services and working with clients, and making a difference), my skill set and my talent lies in community building and creating relationships between organizations. I'm a community psychologist, that's part of what I do, along with evaluation and some development.
Incidentally, the board of trustees for
my organization is considering putting into place a position that would
do all the community-building work that I also love. So which to choose?
Do I honor my 2-year commitment with my position in case management and
social services, or do I say, "screw it, I'm going for the job in which
I actually have my master's training, and I can use my skills in that
Hence the rock and the hard place.
key thing to remember, especially as I grow older, is that I need to
honor my commitments. How does it look to give up a stable job, and
adding stability to an organization and a position, when I just
"upgrade" into something after only 3 months of working at it? Truth be
told, while I really want this "new position" I need to honor the
commitment I made. My mother (whose birthday is today, btw) has taught
me that I need to honor my commitments, and that I need to keep my
promises. When I signed my paperwork with my organization, I was
committed to spending 2 years in my current position, stabilizing it,
and making sure that I helped the organization with its growth.
guess that means that no, I won't be making a leap into the next
upgrade. Most likely it means I will be volunteering my time to help
this person and perhaps after my two year commitment is done, revisit
I will be an adult and honor my
commitment. It speaks more about me (and my character) than what
position I hold in the organization.