4182826573_3c20158212_mNICOLE WROTE: What has happened to me?  I have just come to the sad realization that it has been more than 20 years since I graduated at the top of my university class at the age of 20.  Where am I now?  Unemployed (okay…I “consult”), but I am very, very good at what I do.  I just hate it.  Really, really hate it.  So much that I haven’t been able to have a career that most people expected from me.  My scary next step…I am seeking a lower paying executive level position with a large non-profit that works with kids.  Something that I have always wanted to do, but could never give up the income.  I still can’t afford to, but I have to have a happy next 20 years!

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