It’s Official: The 30th Day of The Career Pioneer Blog!

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Courtesy of Dreamstime

It’s been exactly 30 days to-date that I launched The Career Pioneer blog. And I must say that it’s been an interesting, somewhat difficult, and self-revealing ride to say the least.

When I started this blog, yes, I wanted to help other people discover their own passion and true career path, but at the same time I secretly used it as therapy for myself, as I decidedly made a more concerted effort to pursue my own career dreams.

Thanks for joining me on this journey. It honestly felt like a self-counseled, 30-day long session. It’s been most beneficial to read your comments and learn about your own daily struggles as you seek to find greater job fulfillment. I sure hope you’ve learned a lot about yourself, just as much as I have about my own personal challenges.

Are you still listening to that opposing inner voice?

Here’s what I’ve taken away from this 30-day experience, and hope to continue to expand upon:

  • I’m stronger than I am weak.
  • I have more faith than I thought I had.
  • I’m more talented than I give myself credit for.
  • I have more people who genuinely support me, than those who want to see me fail.
  • My own worst enemy is — guess who? — Me.

It’s been a rough road. I’ve had to constantly battle the inner voice of self-doubt that says:

  • “You’re not good enough.”
  • “You’re not talented.”
  • “You’re not that gifted.”
  • “Who do you think you are?”
  • “You’re not smart.
  • “You’re level of writing is just mediocre.”

Can you relate? Please tell me I’m not alone.

It’s great that I’ve been able to combat my self-doubt on such a public forum. The support of family, friends and even strangers has been overwhelmingly positive. And I can’t thank you enough for taking the couple of minutes to share your thoughts and encouraging words with me.

What has blogging taught me?

I definitely don’t regret entering the blogosphere exactly a month ago. It was through this experience that I was able to release the toxic fear that too often had paralyzed me from moving forward in pursuit of my dreams.

During this time, I didn’t embrace my weaknesses. Instead, I let them go and replaced them with my greatest strengths.

I’ve also learned how priceless it is to give myself a break. And not be relentlessly hard on myself.

I’m now okay with the possibilities of experiencing failure. But I’m not okay with letting the fear of failure dictate my future, and ultimately hold me back from what I’m destined to become. Plus, life’s too short to live by fear, instead of by faith.

I’ve come to realize that after all is said and done, having endured the sour times will result in an even sweeter victory.

Keep The Discussion Going

What’s your inner voice telling you? Have you made the decision to resist those negative voices and listen to the voice of truth — the voice that says you are more than capable of achieving your dreams?

Share your story in the comments section below! I’d love to hear from you.  My hope is that one day we will all reach our most desired career destination.

P.S .– The Career Pioneer blog is moving to weekly Monday thru Friday posts, so that I’m able to pursue other avenues of writing.



  • Emily Brown

    Thanks Trevor! I appreciate the support!

  • Trevor Finn

    I’m proud of you, Emily! Continue to represent God with your giftedness. I enjoy the Career Pioneer very much and you are truly a blessing!

  • Elaine

    Congrats Emily!! Now I’m waiting for the 6 month anniversary post, keep at it!! It’s fantastic.

  • Bruised Kisses Poet

    Emily, this is great & I’m sure very therapeutic for you and others who stop by. I was just reading your facebook update and stumbled upon your 30 day blog anniversary. :-) It’s so funny, because I recently left PwC & in a recession who leaves a job willingly? But I definitely was unfulfilled. I loved the people, benefits, corporate culture & all the perks of being with a prestigious firm. I was not happy. I constantly wondered what my next step was and will I ever be able to move into a fulfilling position with the firm and how much longer could I fake it?

    I’ve been praying for a long time for God to reveal my gift(s)/talent(s) to me and maybe moving me all the way to the Midwest was where God needed me to be to find clarity and peace, so I could hear him speaking to me about certain areas in my life. I’ve been writing in journals and writing poetry off and on for years, but never really took the time to perfect it or work on it consistently enough to realize that it was an area where I showed great skill and talent. I was always so scared to pursue something fun & artsy in college because I knew my family wasn’t going for that, but I’m so happy I kept at it. Now I’m planning on going back to school, God willing, for a Master’s in Liberal Arts, to really hone in on my craft and help me prepare for other things I think God has in store for me. I’m so glad you exposed me to this blog, because maybe this is another way, God can use to help me ask myself questions and find answers so I will have more clarity and wisdom along the way.

    Congratulations Emily on all the amazing things you’ve accomplished in life!

    Love & blessings,


    • Emily Brown

      Thanks Monique! You’ve definitely been an inspiration to many, including me. Your journey has taken you so far in life and career-wise. I’m sure that you are destined for even greater accomplishments so long as you keep at it. I’m so proud of you! Continue to let your light shine so that others may be a witness to what can be accomplished through faith and perseverance! You truly do have the gift of prose, and it is through that amazing talent that He will get the glory! Love you!