I have been a Planner for 20 years, doing CD and Physical for the first 17, a Director of Planning and Inspections for 2 and 1/3 as a consultant.. The last year I have been out recuperating from a car accident. I was left with a non-functional arm, in need of a cane and the remnants of a moderate TBI. I think I am ready to go back, but to what? My old employer (private sector) started talking to an attorney, and they politely disinvited me from working there. I am looking again at the public sector from which I came. But now I am asking myself if I should. Can I? Do I even want to? I have been volunteering in my assessors office and like it. Maybe there is my future...maybe I just like to have something to do.
I have always worked lots of hours (50+ per week). I think I'm good at what I (used to) do. I truly love the interaction my positions have afforded me, even with the blow hards. I think I have made a difference in all but my earliest community.
Please tell me something. Any words of wisdom help, no matter how extraneous. May be I'll even laugh. Where do old(ish) Planners go?