Brad Wetherall on PIVOT
“So, how many degrees are you up to now?”
Somehow, this was the jokey comment that stuck with me the most. More than all the sliding door moments, mental HECS debt recalculations, Mondayitis crises of salary comparison that I’ve had in the decade since my pivot from classroom teacher to graduate architect, this question from my Mum’s old school friend that I bumped in to on a Saturday morning grocery shop pokedsome little thought that from time to time makes me question my pivot.
And while it’s important to take the advice of those close to you before big decisions, trust me, the Saturday morning small talk of your Mum’s friend is not the sort of career advice worth considering. If I had have fretted over the thoughts of others, I wouldn’t be working in a job I love, in a career that fits. While it took a little longer to get here and from time to time I reflect on what might have been an easier path, despite what others might say, I know that my pivot was the right move.
Besides, the answer was only three.
Brad Wetherall is Graduate Architect at TheFulcrum.Agency