It was a gigantic leap, but I welcomed the challenge and the valuable opportunity to apply my myself.
In the beginning, it was exciting: new industry (business) and new role (business growth and marketing strategy). Outwardly, I appeared to "have it all", but inwardly I was miserable. My contributions were stifled by the bureaucratic structure of this corporate environment which left me consistently feeling underutilized, disrespected, and demotivated.
My work began to feel unfulfilling and empty to me much of the time, and it began to affect my marriage. I couldn't speak up truthfully about my experiences, and the thought of having my life pass me by was plaguing me.
I was emotionally drained much of the time, and my work didn’t feel meaningful to me.