These were some of my favorite quotes and thoughts from the weekend:
- "If you have never had chocolate cake you don't know to ask for it." In reference to people not knowing their job options if they have never seen them or heard about them.
- People are unhappy at their jobs it's usually because their work doesn't fit their values.
- "You don't believe anything (like a job or environment) is going to change you but it does. People tend to believe they are impervious." (after watching a clip from the movie "The Devil Wears Prada")
- Kids that had a chaotic childhood don't have career goals. They never thought they needed to think about it because they didn't feel they would have a choice. eg. They never dreamed because it wasn't an option.
- Question: Is there a correlation between gender/sexual orientation confusion and confusion about career and what one wants to do? (Personally I haven't found any correlation here. I've always been clear about what I wanted to do.)
- Sharon Daloz Parks is an author I want to read. She did a developmental model for spiritual growth that seems to look at career/calling as well. Her books are called "Big Questions Worthy Dreams" where she explores three stages shipwreck, gladness, and amazement. She also wrote a book with her husband and another couple about community called "Uncommon Fire."
- Quote from my prof. "I don't believe in flights into mental health." Meaning you don't find your self clinically depressed... today and wake up tomorrow cured. Process is important.
Hapson & Adams: 7 stage model of adult transition: (A theory I relate to because I'm in it)
- Minimization "O no I'm fine"
- Self doubt (can I handle this?)
- Letting go (acceptance/stop fighting it). You attach to your future
- Testing out. A sense of the future. You start to get some gladness.
- Search for meaning. What am I supposed to be learning here?