I received a no-reply email from Andrew Seaman, an editor at LinkedIn News, with a question:
What’s your advice for people making a shift right now — whether it’s landing a new job or making a career pivot? What’s the best advice you’ve received when it comes to making a job move?
Here are my thoughts.
For 15 long years in my previous marriage, I dreamed of divorce. I waited and waited for the right moment. But there were always circumstances and obstacles. At some point, I realized that this was never going to be the right time, and I just filed for divorce.
If you think that marriage and work have nothing in common, you are wrong. They are both an important part of our lives.
We often sense that something is wrong. We can even understand that it would be nice to change jobs. But we don’t do that. Once again, we’re waiting for the perfect moment. And to be honest, it’s scary. Right?
Usually when someone finds out that I’m from Russia, they assume I’m from Moscow.
Foreigners have generally heard of Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, two largest cities in Russia, the country’s capital and cultural capital.
I’m from Tomsk, but I love Saint Petersburg as much as my hometown. I think it was my father’s fault. He liked to quote Pushkin’s poem ” The Bronze Horseman”: “I love you, Peter’s Creation.”.. These words were about the city of St. Petersburg, created by Peter the Great. But my father’s name was also Peter, and I was his creation…. it was a pun, but that’s probably why I fell in love with the city.
-You know, when I was a kid, I liked to look in the windows, – I tell my friend.
-Oh, I still do,- Marina says.- I have favorite ones in a house on 1905 street. Every time I pass his house in a trolleybus, I see a beautiful floor lamp, and then I think that someone is sitting there reading…and it becomes so cozy at heart.
Recently, looking at my windows, I remembered this conversation. And my childhood…