A while back I read this article in the Huffington Post, but I keep coming back to it because it really resonated with me. It explores the concept of leaving a job 'well', whether that is due to a career change, redundancy or retirement.
When I left a legal career to pursue a career in psychotherapy, it would have been easy to polarise the two (psychotherapy as the 'good' career and my former life as a lawyer the 'evil'). But for me a big part of 'leaving well' has been to recognise how invaluable the skills of a lawyer can be, and what a flight of fantasy the concept of 'good' and 'evil' can be!
Have a read of this interesting article and let me know what you think -
Chris Warren-Dickins BACP Registered Counsellor