I’ve been working at a particular company for 11 years now. The work that I do isn’t directly related to my degree or interests. This situation is very common nowaday.
One of my co-workers plays base for a rock band in his spare time and works in a high-level office position during the day. He once told me that having a job that you don’t like is expected. His tone and manner were full of disbelief because I wanted to find something more interesting to do.
So many people, like my co-worker, think that your job doesn’t have to be enjoyable. We should re-think that since we spend so much time at work.
We would all be much happier and live more fulfilling lives if we manage to bring our dreams into our daytime vision. I appreciate the professional experience acquired over the last 11 years, but it’s time to focus on the dreams of my youth.
If you aren’t working in the field that motivates you to get out of bed every morning, I hope you will consider spending more time doing the things that make you feel excited about life.