I am at a volunteer meeting, working on educational material for people aspiring to learn my profession. I’ve been home with my children, and I met another lady who was also home. Cool!
We must have a lot in common!
I asked her what her plans were to return to work. She told me that she had already been home for 2 years, and so she thought she could never go back. That she could never figure out how to do the work again.
It blew my mind. How could she throw away a decade of education to be an actuary, after just a couple of years away?
What did that mean for me?
I was 15 years into my break from full-time work, and I was still hoping to go back. HOPING is the key word.
Was I wrong? Was I unreasonable? Was I crazy?
I was doing what I really wanted to do (raise my children full-time). And I was hoping to do was I really wanted to do later (have a great career).
Was my hope to reach my career goal impossible?