How I Found Purpose When I Lost It at Work

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

When I was in my last semester of college in 2016, I got my first paid job working in libraries as a childrens library assistant. I can remember the passion and sense of purpose I initially felt when taking this job. The idea that, every day, Id be helping foster a love of reading in kids felt like a worthwhile career.

Reading supports cognitive development in children. It enhances language skills and improves concentration. It encourages

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