I've never been much of a one for staying put.
This is something that reflects in a few areas of my life, but most notably my career path. I've been working pretty much consistently for the past four years, and over the course of this time I have worked seven different jobs. These have been in a number of disparate fields, and have widely ranged in longevity from just a few nights (pulling pints at a concert venue) to fifteen months and counting (providing customer and tech support for website design). At one point, I was a medical secretary four days a week, while delivering pizza most evenings.
My main driver has always been self-sufficiency. I hate being dependent when I know that there are other options, and I love the feeling of being able to rely on myself. One of the main reasons that I have not yet completed a college degree is that I have not yet been able to afford it while working and paying for my own place.
Recently, my main focus has been my career, as I have finally found myself in a job that offers actual progression. I have been doing an alright job of it so far, having been promoted for the first time in my life, as well as progressing in a number of other ways.
Now, I'm the sort of person who loves to be challenged. If I don't know yet how to perform every aspect of my job, that's how I know I'm at the right level. Once that stops being true -- once I know how to do my job and do it well -- that means it's time to move on. I don't stagnate well. I have to keep moving.
I have my eye on a position already, and have been doing all that I can to get ready for the next opportunity. The concern creeping in is, what if it doesn't happen? How long do I stay here? What are my other prospects? Where do I go from there?
These are all questions that will need to answer themselves over the next few months, but I do have some ideas. Whatever happens, I'm not worried. I'm getting to know myself. I'm developing talents.
I am my own prospects.