Just got a note from one of our peers in HR. She's bored. I get it, sometimes you get in a rut and have to shake it up.
I'm a big believer that everyone has a shelf life at any organization/career they choose. Once you reach that shelf life, you have to reinvent yourself to get interested again, or you should probably jump to another opportunity.
It's like the honest quote provided by my oldest son when he was 4 years old. We're sitting around the dinner table in classic American style. We're having a pasta dish that's a recurring menu item in our household, and this is what he says out of the blue:
"It's the same old shit".
He said it so honestly and with no malicious intent, so all we could do is laugh.
Kids. Where did he hear that? Me? You? Cartoons? The Dennis Leary disc that his dad has in the CD player? Was he listening when I thought he was asleep?
Pure honesty. What a kid. He'll learn to mask that window to the soul, lest the world crushes him like a grape.
Actually, I hope he never loses that. Reinvent yourself when you feel like that at work, or get the heck out.
Don't be a victim to the SOS.