Welcome to Engineer Your Life

Hello newly graduated engineer!

I have been where you are.  I stood outside my convocation, degree in hand, heaviness in my heart.  I wasn’t 100% sure I had even made the right decision in choosing engineering to begin with.   I was even less sure I wanted to try to work as an engineer.   But today I have work I love in which fits my life like a glove, in which I can wholly be myself, that fully enables the life I want to lead.  And it didn’t involve ‘starting over’.  I am an engineer through and through and I use my skills everyday.

But back to that moment at the end of university…

Some were set to become big-shot consultants, some were going to travel around the world, some were going to grad school.  Many had 5-year plans.

I knew that I didn’t want to do any of that, but I didn’t know what I did want to do.  I wondered about going back to school to study something else, but couldn’t wait to get into the ‘real world’.  Also, it was time to start earning money!  So I found my first job and hoped for the best.

You might have heard that the best years of your life are behind you.  This is not my experience.  Life just keeps getting better.

So how did I do it?  I designed my life, much as I would any system.  I asked myself big, hard questions and made big, hard decisions to bring the answers to life.  It wasn’t easy.  There was nothing ready-made for me.  I had to find my own path.  But it has completely been worth it.  I believe you can do it too, with the right tools and the right information.  Life is too short not to love what you’re doing!

Coming out of university, I was utterly unprepared for the design challenge that lay ahead of me.   It took me 12 years to figure all this out by myself!  But that’s why I would like to help you.  I would like to share my stories, teach you some tools, give you ideas.  I would like to help you ask yourself those questions and guide you toward making your answers – and the life and career of your dreams – a reality.

I’d like to invite you to follow me on twitter at @engineeryrlife, visit the facebook page, throw me a like and join the conversation.  Or email me at erica@engineeryourlife.net and let me know what you’re thinking about.

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