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I’ve recently had the great privilege to engage in quiet introspection; it allowed me to clearly articulate my values, how I want to use my gifts and talents, and how I want to feel at the end of my work day.

It turns out that I am a do gooder/Pollyanna who wants to use her powers for good. Every day, I want to be creative and create interfaces, products, or applications that help make the lives of vulnerable populations a little, or a lot, better. Every day, I want to feel like the work I did helped to make this world a better place.

Getting to clarity has been extremely difficult and extremely satisfying; difficult because answering the question, ‘What do you want?’ is often the hardest thing we will ever do, and satisfying because once answered, you’ve deleted your fallback accommodationist excuses.

So now what? Now I get to freely pursue opportunities that align with my values; this is both a gift and a blessing.

But first, I’m off to see the new Star Wars movie, because, the force is strong with this one.

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