A year or so ago this blog began as a kvetch, a protracted complaint about working and growing older and injustice. Career issues and growing older still concern me, but the blog will no longer have a kvetch session spirit.
As we were exploring the subject of career change, working and midlife, my idealist temperament began to show itself . I am realigning the blog to point to personal “true north” while remaining faithful to serving our mutual interests. Oh, no. It’s not going to turn into a gooey, bouncy “rah-rah” either…regardless of the pink strip in the new header. There are enough empty-headed “career advice” blogs floating around the internet.
As we grow and change internally, it naturally follows that the change will at some point show itself externally. This is the day the first leaves of the idea seed show themselves above the ground.
“Victoree’s Blog: No White Flag” is expanding to embrace not only the midlife job search, but the general subject of personal and professional development in “the third age” of life. The point is to remain faithful to the Divine Mandate, the personal “prime directive” which goes beyond the job search and career goals.
Immediately noticeable is a change in the subtitle, which is now,”Conquering in the third age”. I will continue to talk about working in this blog, but in the larger context of an entire lifetime. This opens up space for dealing with all the seasons of a career. In fact, I am working on “The Work Of Winter”, a book about managing the season of non-employment–winter.
So, the journey of the gypsy continues. On toward the rising sun we go!