My professional journey over the last two years has taught me many invaluable lessons. Principal among them is the need to stay true to my passions – those key areas of professional interest that engender a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment.
I can vividly recall when I first joined the United Nations back in 2014, how excited I felt about the prospect of merging my substantive training and keen awareness of international development issues, with my vast skill-set in media, communications, research, documentation, public speaking, etc.
I however quickly realized that – at least for myself – there was no such liberty. I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work within the United Nations; but so too was I discouraged by the limitations imposed on me.
Whether it was the right decision or not for me to leave the organization at that point is very debatable. For while I have since found great difficulty in securing the types of positions that I truly believe that I am capable of filling, I am comforted in knowing that whenever my next major assignment comes, it will be one that allows me to spread my wings and soar.