Still not sure whether or not I did the right thing hiring in the services of a career counsellor. We met again for the second time yesterday and she let me ramble on and on. However, she did suggest I start the search anew by drawing up a plan and sticking to it, rather than continue in the haphazard way I've been going about it the last couple of months. My homework for the next two weeks consists of thinking up, formulating and documenting this plan; and listing all my daily 'successes' in the meantime, a minimum of 10 a day, that I'm to e-mail her at two day intervals.
She's helpfully written down what these successes might consist of:
1) results (i.e. something you have long wanted to achieve, e.g. a diploma) 2) actions (either planned & done, or hesitated & done) 3) expanding on previous knowledge\skill 4) acquisition of new insights 5) recognition and acknowledgement of mistakes
I wonder if she might accept 'ironing' as an action, that I hesitated about doing, but did anyway?