I’d like to believe it isn’t too late to start over. It’s not just about happiness, but about how everything works together. It’s about the right timing perhaps.
I will be starting a new job in the same building where I worked six years ago. Back then, the country just had a new president. Just like now. (Even the person I currently like is the same person I liked back then, are we all riding a time machine now?) The energy I had around this time in 2010 was quite similar too. Ready and motivated for training.
At first, this decision made me very anxious. I’ve been working for five years. Clearly, I should be aiming for a senior position. But no, it’s so much harder in this country. So when one of my dream organizations to work for got in touch more than a year after I e-mailed them my CV, I just had to shift my focus entirely.
Starting from the bottom may not be part of the plan originally, but I’m willing to work my way up. No time/room for comparison and regret here.