For awhile now I’ve been feeling like the mom at work. I don’t have kids, but I am the oldest person in my department. Maybe on the floor. This doesn’t always bother me, but I’ve been thinking a lot about it when I think about what to do next.
It’s obvious I’m too old for tech. I love it and I’m good at it and I know my business inside and out. But tech is not welcoming for anyone over 40, especially women. It’s just the nature of the business these days. I’ve got some left in me but I’m also thinking that in 5 years I better have a plan for something of my own.
What of my own? I don’t know. I never think about starting something in tech – no apps, no digital solutions. I think about going old school – cooking, craft, brewing, socially responsible, conservation? I have no idea but I want to create offline. Is that just another sign I’m too old for this?
Has every generation feel this way? Did my Dad wake up one day and think about this? I can’t imagine he did – he worked a traditional job in a traditional industry. But was there something like this? It’s good to remind myself some times that I’m not inventing this stage – it’s not just my issue.
I’m mid life crisising arenr I? I’ll tell ya one thing – there won’t be a sports car. Unless it’s a Tesla.