Where does your career really live?

Posted on by Laura Hamlyn

We know work isn't everything. It's not even the best place to grow your career. And work is just temporary, these days. What falls in between is sometimes where you really live--what lasts beyond your last job. I know this is true for me. I wrote a blog post exploring the idea of your "professional home" for AIGA Raleigh. You can read it here. I'd love to know what you think.

The day I started writing that article, I read a post on Facebook by my old Brandcenter professor, Jelly Helm, about Quaker writer/educator Parker Palmer. I looked Palmer up, and found the following quote, which I decided to use at the outset of my post. Serendipity!

“Our deepest calling is to  grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to  some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the  joy that every human being seeks–we will also find our path of  authentic service in the world.”
- Parker Palmer, Quaker writer and educator (via Jelly Helm)