The Importance Of Separating Who You Are From What You Do

Work is only one part of our broader identities.

Elaine M.
Elaine M.
Mar 27, 2020 · 4 min read

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
- Patrick Rothhfuss

We are facing a world-reality where the concept of work has mutated into something almost unrecognizable.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

It’s the benchmark question we’re all interrogated with as children. In our younger years, we might become twinkled eyed over notions of becoming a vet or a doctor or a princess or a monster-tamer (as my adorable niece once assured me was her purpose in life).

Learning to Love (And Live) A New Normal

You’ve probably seen several of the memes floating around, sharing anecdotes about how Shakespeare wrote King Lear while quarantined from the plague, or that Newton discovered gravity under similar circumstances (I’m a teeny bit doubtful on that last one). The truth is, yes now might be the time where you put aside what you were doing, give something new your all, and finally devote yourself to that project you never had ‘time for’.

  • How does that look tangibly in real-life?
  • What is one thing I can do today to make that answer my reality?

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Elaine M.

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Elaine M.

Writer etc | Psychologist-in-Training | Careers Coach Veteran | Covering: Careers with Purpose, Positive Psychology + Creative Living without the BS

Curated Careers

What does fulfilling work really mean? How do you really ‘find your passion’? Curated Careers aims to answer some of the big questions around how to create and curate a career you love.

Elaine M.

Written by

Elaine M.

Writer etc | Psychologist-in-Training | Careers Coach Veteran | Covering: Careers with Purpose, Positive Psychology + Creative Living without the BS

Curated Careers

What does fulfilling work really mean? How do you really ‘find your passion’? Curated Careers aims to answer some of the big questions around how to create and curate a career you love.

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