Just days after I posted my thoughts about the lack of definition the information profession tends to have in the eyes of those …..well, not in the profession, I came across this recent post from the The Bamboo Project that has calmed my nerves a bit.
I am one of those people who can identify with having a “slash career”. Best you grab a read of the post instead of my repeating it all here.
Much like my Mum, many people still like hear the ‘one-liner’, the single thing you do. I also agree with the post saying that for these people, it is hard to accept someone might do different things all at once. I’m that someone. And I’m sure other people in my personal learning network are too. To those people who like to hear a single label, title or few words, describing a few things I do makes me sound like I don’t really know what to do for a career. That’s not true, of course. But I think the biggest challenge I’ll face in the next few years is developing skills and knowledge in the areas I wish to pursue. I feel a rush, a timer ticking, that I must master all the things I wish to excel in all at once. It’s not reasonable for me to achieve this, but I will try.
Since reading this post this morning, I have already purchased and downloaded one of the recommended books to my Kindle.