February 19, 2011

Food for thought

This morning, I caught up with an old college friend for brunch. Turns out she moved to the Upper West Side and actually lives in Ex-Boyfriend’s old apartment! Small world. We had a great time at brunch, with our topics ranging from regular catchup to our thoughts on our futures and what we wanted to eventually do with our careers.

One of the most interesting things we discussed was Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk, Why We Have Too Few Woman Leaders. I had been sent this video by a lot of different people in the past week or so, but didn’t make the time to watch it until now, and I am totally kicking myself for not watching it sooner. If you haven’t seen it, I would highly encourage you to take 18 minutes out of your day and watch (or listen while you eat lunch, or whatever):

Just incredible. I agree with so many of the points she makes, but one of the ones that I think hit me the most is this: if you don’t absolutely love what you do before you have kids, how are you going to get yourself to go back to work after? I spent a lot of time thinking about that, and thinking about exactly what kind of job would make me get up every day eager to go to work. I like my job plenty, but I don’t think I have that kind of passion for it.

What is your dream job?


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