Contemporary Expression


A Round Peg in a Square Hole still doesn’t fit
March 3, 2010, 10:32 pm
Filed under: Balance, Cool People Care, Living An Artful Life, Unemployment

I learned a lesson this past month. It takes a while to find where you fit in, sometimes.  I say sometimes, because there are those perfect moments when you instantly know that you are where you are supposed to be.

Here is the lesson, the epiphany moment; round pegs, don’t fit into square holes, you can cram one in but there will still be a void all around it.  Fitting in is easy, standing out, is hard.

My unemployment journey has been interesting to say the least.  There have been 74 really cool companies and organizations that have had the opportunity to scoop me up and yet I haven’t, somehow, “fit” what they were looking for.

There are horrible charts that can freak a person out: (open only when sitting down):

I choose not to fit in. I choose to stand out.  I choose to look for ways to be helpful to my community to achieve its potential, whether they employ me to do so, or not. And you know, what, they just might.  That is, if they are looking for someone who creates things and encourages others to do the same.

— Are you working for a non-profit or on the board of a non-profit organization? Contact me at:  nancy@coolpeoplecare.org – Lets talk about how a Cool People Care Partnership can change the world. —