Whenever the subject of 'work' and 'careers' get brought up into a discussion, I have found myself constantly prying and digging for answers from people. I ask questions like, "What's a day in the life like for you?" Or... "What is it you do every day at work?" Hearing these responses inspires me for some reason. I ask follow-up questions, and always strive to hear the phrases that exude passion, happiness, and fulfillment. Most of the time, these responses fail to include a twinkle in somebody's eye or an instant massive smile on their face.
So...why? Why is it that I'm continuously seeking what people are passionate about? Why is it that I'm so consumed with trying to convince people to quit their job and go elsewhere if they are unhappy? Or to leap 15 steps out of their comfort zone to finally feel and experience that happiness? Well, perhaps it is because I have never really done what I've loved. I have been comfortable. I have been content. I haven't hardly ever been miserable. Yet up until this year, I couldn't ever say that I absolutely loved what I did with my full heart. Hadn't I been forced out of my comfort zone to find a new job, I never would have experienced this type of joy.
PEOPLE. I'm not an inspiring individual, nor am I a crazy brilliant individual. But if there is one thing I can pound into your head, it is to not waste your time in a job where you aren't doing what you are passionate about. I'd even go a step further to say...Do not step foot in a job where you wouldn't enjoy being challenged and look forward to the Monday's. A job that wants to make you better, to work with you despite all of the life challenges you might be going through, and a job that completely understands that we're all freaking human. Shall I go another step forward? K. I will. Don't work for a company you don't believe in. Say whaaaat? Yep. When the company you work for has values that will shape you to be a better person, daughter, wife, etc...that is huge. And totally possible.
I sort of doubt that anybody reads my blog anymore, but if you're reading this, I challenge you to take a step back and really ask yourself if what you are doing is because of pure comfort, or if it is because you are inspired. Not many people look forward to Monday's. And I think it's time more people did.