Community: How Important Is Your Career?

Since the pandemic, I feel less tied to my career. I have work — both paid and unpaid — but my work is not me. I’m someone who has always chased prestige. At times I felt like a bad feminist, when I couldn’t work, because of my responsibility for kids. So, this shift has been rather significant, but perhaps unstable. If a really good opportunity came my way, I would probably dive into it. But, at this moment, I am definitely “leaning out.”

Did the pandemic shift your relationship with your work? How tied are you to your work?