NICOLE 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!