So the tagline to this blog reads:
Poet. Librarian. Lightworker
However I write about being a Librarian the least. (If at all really)
This is because it’s not very glamorous! But also because when I started this blog I was on somewhat of a career break, indulging in my creativity with an MA in Creative Writing.
Since than I have made many a U-Turn in terms of becoming self-employed.
Currently I am working on building and maintaining material stability so that I have a sturdy foundation to carry out my light-working. (Is that even a word?!)
For me, this looks like having a lovely place to call home, and a career that is secure and pays well enough for me to be all spiritual and creative without financial strain.
I understand that for others on this path a more free-spirited leap into the unknown might be appropriate.
However I chose a career in Librarianship after all, so that should give you a hint as to how sensible I can be!
Lately I have been feeling called to advance my library career.
Despite the fact that many people have no clue as to what being an Academic Librarian means, it is a career that I took a post-graduate degree to build and have been in for almost 10 years.
I have worked myself up to management pretty fast, and now find myself at a crossroads.
Do I continue to build my librarian career by moving further up the career ladder, or do I stay on my particular rung and try to build my spiritual/creative career?
If I advance my career I may have to go back to full-time work, I will have even more responsibility than I do now.
However it would bring me much closer to my ULTIMATE DREAM. (The dream I am keeping to myself for now)
I have no concrete answer in this blog post – all I can say is right now librarianship and spirituality are going head to head.
I have an inkling as to what I am going to do, but I will need to sit in meditation for many more hours to truly make the steps I need to.
I will keep you informed!
Much love Txx
2 thoughts on “My 9-5 Career ‘VS’ My Spirituality”
I actually feel like being a librarian perfectly fits with being spiritual. It has sadly been years sense I have visited a library in my waking hours (I often do in dreams), but I always loved them. They feel homey in a way and I just love the smell of books. I am not even somebody who finishes books so much as the type that selectivity reads characters and definitions in a quest for learning. Spiritually is about learning and growth. Being a librarian creates great opportunity for both.
What a lovely comment, it’s given me a lot to think about. I often find it hard to articulate what I love about being a librarian and you totally hit the nail on the head – it is about learning and growth. Thank you for reading 🙂