Career With Family
I have always been the type to try and keep my career moving in the up swing. Sometimes this meant taking risks to get there, either by changing employers or jumping into the fire when needed to get things done no one else wanted to do because of the risk.
Ever since I had my two kids (3 years old / 8 months old)I have found myself taking a less risky approach. I tend to think of the longterm consequences of what may happen if I jump into a new job / position. In some cases I think this has caused me to lose my edge in landing a different job.
In the past location was not an issue, job security was not a big issue. I figured I could get in there, learn new technologies and sharpen my skills even further. I have always worked very hard to provide solid service and work ethics where ever I worked. In returned I gained valuable experience.
Now I find my self wanting that long term job, where I can grow within. It would be nice to think where I work now would fit that bill, but I fear (the obvious) that it may not be.
It really is amazing when you have to think about others that depend on you. It changes your outlook, goals, etc. At least for me.
Are their others with the same dilemma? How do you balance family reliance and career planning?