• The Only Thing Certain is Change

    Asked by legaljen1969 on Friday, November 20, 2020

    The Only Thing Certain is Change

    I have been in a job situation where I feel like I am swimming against the tide. It has been that way for about four years. My supervising attorney is 82 and just does not want to retire or admit he is ready to do so. I think the reality of time is setting in on him. He has been so accommodating during my cancer journey. That said, we seem to agree that in 2021 the focus will become wrapping things up and closing out a lifelong law practice.
    I have been approached about two wonderful non-profit opportunities with a friend of mine who is a dynamic fundraiser and director of resources. One is with Boys & Girls Clubs, where he used to work (and I have volunteered for special projects). The other is the hospice organization where he works now. I will be volunteering with the hospice office to see how that fits. I am considering both. I will go part time at my present job if either works out. So ready to move into a profession where I help others hands on.

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      My cousin and many of her kids (they have 4 biological and 4 adopted foster children) were very active with the Boys and Girls Club. Several of them held paid jobs and others volunteered. I have a really special place in my heart for them because of my cousin's relationship. They do good work. And, of course, so does Hospice. I haven't personally dealt with Hospice but it is rare to hear anything negative about them. You'd be great at either job, I think.

      8 days ago
    • fiddler's Avatar
      fiddler

      Both can be tremendously rewarding. One brings hope and stability to some kids with sad stories, one is facing death every day (hospice is for people in the last 3 months of life). I have worked with disadvantaged kids and with hospice patients. Personally, today, after a bout with cancer, I'd choose giggly kids over listening to a death rattle or moaning from pain; I don't want to be reminded how short my life is.

      7 days ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Both sound like amazing opportunities. Which one do you think matches your skills best? Or will allow for the most growth? I think your heart will guide you. And I don't think you could make a bad choice. Good luck!

      7 days ago

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