I’m a huge fan of non-linear career paths. It’s how many successful people have ended up happy and fulfilled in their “accidential” career. I describe a non-linear career path as one that starts out in one direction, but zigs and zags through insights, discoveries, and happy accidents. A non-linear path requires a bit of planning, chance, serendipity, risk and faith.
I saw this article this morning and I thought the stories might inspire you to take a deep breath and relax a little – instead of trying to find the perfect career path. http://msn.careerbuilder.com/custom/msn/careeradvice/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=1005&SiteId=cbmsnhp41005&sc_extcmp=JS_1005_home