Ok please be my thought partner? I (33f) work at an internal learning team now. WLB is amazing. People I work with are amazing. But the work is not intellectually challenging. The problem is I feel like I might be cornering myself in this position. I have a phd in education and right now, I feel like my skills are not utilized enough.
The easy answer might be to shift to consulting in education practice, but I’m not sure what’s holding me back (contd)

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I’ll just say this from my own experience - it took me a few years and lots of fertility treatments to get pregnant with my first. I also wanted to wait until I felt “secure” at work, and then realized that was a completely arbitrary metric - and I was using it as an excuse to be a workaholic.

That’s just my experience, and not necessarily yours - but once I started to reframe things and question my intentions and motivations, I realized I was putting too much of my own self-value and self-worth on work, and at the end of the day, work shouldn’t define me.

I now have much more balance in my life, and I am happy to be building my family with my husband. It’s not to say that I still don’t want to be challenged at work, but I’ve learned that everything has a season - and if this is the season of my life where I’m less challenged at work and more fulfilled with home stuff, awesome.

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Finding an environment that you enjoy is a gem. I agree with Manager 1 . Can you be challenged in other ways? Passions outside of work? Ask to take on additional responsibilities in and out of your department? Can you start a side hustle or network outside of work and find other opportunities in addition to work

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I feel you OP. Do you feel like you could be challenged elsewhere (e.g. passion projects outside of work, ad-hoc projects within your company)? What is that point in your career, exactly?

Personally I made the leap and felt challenged (and stressed) in the new environment, but soon realized I didn’t want to wait longer to have kids and that “next level” career milestone wasn’t as important as having the flexibility and means to do what I/my family wants. I don’t necessarily regret the jump because now I know.

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I sometimes feel like this might be the best position to have a kid and a lot of my colleagues actually are on maternity leave. The thing is I don’t want a kid until I reach a certain point in my career…and my husband said that he wants what I want.

So…do I pursue switching paths to consulting, knowing that my WLB would go down the drain and put a pause on having a kid? Or do I stay in my department and see what else can challenge me?

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I have a friend who does education consulting as a side hustle. Would need to check your employment contract, but wonder if you can get some contract work on the side?

Also if you want kids, I’d go for it sooner rather than later and not try to time it perfectly with your career.

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