Updated: Oct 19, 2021
Upon my departure from Corporate America, an ex-colleague told me: “wow, that is gutsy at your age.” I’m 36 years old, which means I got my Bachelor’s degree 14 years ago, got my MBA 5 years ago, and I’m a whopping 24 years away from retirement. If my math is correct, I’d argue that it’s no better time to take hold of my career by considering the bigger impact of my work, finding a company culture that aligns with my values, and not settling for a job that doesn’t spark joy. To my previous colleagues, that might seem like asking for too much. But to my current colleagues, that’s just our reality.