The "In Betweens"
Letter from our Editor-in-Chief, Serena Watson -- April 8, 2015
For all of us Made Women there may come a period of time in your career when you are afflicted with a serious case of the "In Betweens." Causes of this strange condition could entail being stuck at a job you hate, being unemployed and looking fervently for something new, or waiting on a promotion that will elevate your position to where you think you should be.
Symptoms of the "In Betweens" can range from an utter lack of giving a damn about your current unwanted job, fatigue and exhaustion from trying to stand out and win the next job or promotion, or even plain old burn out. You may feel lost, confused or inadequate if the next step isn't crystal clear. I know that this feeling affects many of my friends who are primed and ready for the next phase of their career but are restricted to the status quo for unknown reasons.
The best remedy for this condition? First, realize this period is only temporary. A little delay or detour away from the Great Plan For Your Life is ok. You've made it this far, who knows what you can accomplish when you rebound. Second, carpe the freakin diem -- meaning start today and make a list of ten things you can do to improve your situation, as well as your mood. Don't wait for permission! Make a plan for seizing your dreams right now. Third, don't be so hard on yourself. I promise you, a lot of the people you look up to don't have it all together and experience a little bit of the "In Betweens" in their own lives. Try this out and I'm sure your "In Betweens" will soon be a thing of the past.