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getting one. There had to be something I would love doing. In my search, I discovered a lot about careers, psychology, personality types and personality tests, such as Myers-Briggs, Kolbe and the Enneagram. I took as many of these tests as I could find and was amazed every time at how well the results seemed to capture my skills, interests, personality and the way I worked. It felt so good to be validated and to know that there were other people who were like me, and so many others who were wired completely differently. I knew I wasn’t the only one who didn’t love their job, but now I understood that each person

is so different, and unless matched up with a job that fits, of course it would be a frustrating, stressful experience. So many things finally made sense: why I got bored quickly at jobs that required the same processes every day, why I was good at paperwork but despised doing it, why I was constantly coming up with new ideas for problems that nobody wanted to have solved and why my answers to questions often took people by surprise. The problem was that none of the tests I took could give me the answer as to what job I would love. They told me that I was an introvert, that I liked solving problems and what percent of

my time should be spent on what kind of things, but they left the main question unanswered. I kept searching, reading, learning, determined to find that answer. Meanwhile, I had to decide what to do about childcare for my third child. The idea kept coming back to me that it was time to open the daycare I had imagined in the elevator that day, but I still didn’t know the first thing about how to get started. Where? How? What if…? To be continued…

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The Monsey View

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The Monsey View