Hi, I’m Mary-Elizabeth “Mimi” Harmon.

I hadn’t planned to use my doctorate to pack groceries at Trader Joe’s, but there I was.

The experience turned out to be good for me, but it didn’t always feel that way.

After getting rejected for other jobs, I felt at once crestfallen and cocky that Dr. Harmon had too much to offer to spend time making double bags all day.

Yet when I wasn’t at the store, I hid at home—locked in place by the prospect of answering the question, “What do you do?”

But the hiding had really started ages before, after I stopped working as an analyst to address a health crisis triggered by my stifling career.

So deep was my dread for facing work-related questions that I even sort of hid from my family.

But finally, I pushed myself too far:

I thought myself into a depression that I could possibly live my life doing jobs that I had to do, not work that I wanted to do, and that I’d live my life feeling anguished as a result.

Finally, I’d caused myself to suffer enough; I got clear on next steps and started over.

And life feels better for it.

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