Getting out of disability sector
I've been working in the disability sector for about 17 years. I've progressed well and now am quite a senior position within my organisation. I've had a love hate relationship with my career. On one hand my personal experience has meant I am really connected and passionate about the work and has, I think, been part of my success; and on the other hand I find it mentally exhausting to spend every day of my life thinking about the disability that I don't want to let define me. I feel like I have allowed myself to become more disabled because I am constantly focussing on the difficulties of life - like I've absorbed all the negative stuff, subconsciously adopting and accepting it. I just get to a stage where I am exhausted and sad.
I think it is time for a change. I know I could go to other organisations that work in the same field, but I'm worried that I'll face the same issues.
So the obvious thing is to look in other sectors. The thing is, I have no idea where to start or how to go about it. It's like I've been institutionalised.
has anyone faced this before? Any advice?