Hi everyone at Elpha, I am a late-twenties woman (she/her pronouns), and I feel like I am floundering in my career. I started back in the geography and GIS realm, and tried to transition to UX design and research from there. I have held a few UX jobs, and worked for a product analytics company which I really enjoyed, but was unfortunately laid off from this role last year. Since then, I have held a few positions in UX, CX, and now in the public sector doing service design.
Since being laid off last year, I have felt that my work and career has lacked purpose, direction, and clarity. I have accepted roles that do not last long because I do not gel with the company culture or values, or fundamentally feel so burnt out that the only option I see is to move on.
Has anyone ever felt this stuck in their career? Does anyone have suggestions about how to get *unstuck*? Are there any ways to actually find clarity on what I am supposed to be doing with my life?
I appreciate any advice or anything that people can provide. I really dream of the day when I don't dread waking up in the morning for work, or when Sunday isn't the worst day of the week because of the implications that Monday brings.