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My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn't Kill Me—It Taught Me How To Pivot

My Quarter-Life Career Crisis Didn't Kill Me—It Taught Me How To Pivot

Whether you’re ditching law a degree right after earning it or leaving politics for a job in TV, don’t be afraid to pivot early.

Whether you’re ditching law a degree right after earning it or leaving politics for a job in TV, don’t be afraid to pivot early.

Growing up, my girl crushes swung between Judy Blume and Eleanor Roosevelt. I gravitated toward irreverent women who had stories to tell and history to make. Maybe because of this, I felt destined for a career in politics. As a campus activist at Northwestern University, I geeked out to all things political. I volunteered on Chicago congressional campaigns and Bill Clinton’s first presidential run. I even ran as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention in 1992. Capitol Hill was my Hollywood, where wonky, earnest do-gooders who wanted to change the world were celebrated. Or so I imagined.

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Source: Fast Company

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