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The Depression That Can Arise From Realizing Your Career Isn’t What You Thought It Would Be

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I’ve had depression longer than I’ve had my career, but I’ve worked hard to continue to grow professionally. I remember being depressed in university, and sometimes the only thing that would keep me hanging on was imagining how great my life would be when I had my dream career, and was some sort of corporate hotshot.

Years later… I’m not the hotshot I thought I would be and my life isn’t quite what I imagined. On one hand, I love my career — I work for a great company, I’m in a role that aligns well with my skill set, I can pay my bills, and I have awesome coworkers.

But at the same time, it doesn’t always feel like enough. Rather, I don’t feel like I’ve done enough, or I’m far enough along.

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