I Have an Itch to Change Careers

A woman seeks advice about whether or not she she change careers at 47.

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Got an Itch

Dear Michele,

I have this desire at 47 to totally change my current career path and do something completely different. How do I tell if this is just a mid-life thing or a feeling that I should pay attention to?

— Curious

Dear Curious,

Sometimes the voice we hear in mid-life is a very true and important voice — telling us to do those things our hearts have been waiting for. That’s the good angel on our shoulder. Sometimes it’s the little devil whispering in our ear that prompts us to do bad, bad things. Like pole dancing in Vegas. But I’m not going to get too personal.

How do you tell if it’s your good angel or your bad devil urging you to do something different? One way: Ask yourself, will doing this bring more love into the world, or create more unhappiness? Simple as that. Choose mid-life changes that bring positive, loving things into your life, and let those that would bring unhappiness to you or to others fall by the wayside.

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