How’s that for a thought-provoking title?
But in all seriousness here… Is your Job enjoyable? It is necessary to your life?
While I was browsing through my social media accounts and catching up on some blog reading, I came across a couple posts (from fellow writers) basically bashing their jobs and talking about how creatively draining it was to go to work each day.
I understand this, to a point. Some day’s it is physically (and emotionally) hard to pull myself away from a good book, a research project or my current WIP, to dress accordingly and drag my butt out into the muggle world. I’m an introvert… We don’t like people! lol But it’s not always a chore to go to work, and the few jobs I had that did feel like that, I left after a short while.
But to hate your job that much?… Why keep it? I mean, what is the best (or better) option for someone who feeds off of freedom and yet, still needs a decent amount of funds to live off of?
Some people give up everything and focus their lives solely on their art and creative side. But most in that situation end up relying on someone else or someone”‘s” to help support them.
Others, give up on their creativity and push it off until “the right time” comes around. Which doesn’t always happen.
And a few (myself included) try their best to balance both the creative side of their lives and the deemed “required to live” side Aka The muggle job.
And just like that, I forgot where I was going with this….. LOL Just kidding
The question all this reading made me keep asking myself is “What do you deem worth it?” When do you stop and say NO, this job or life isn’t what I want and isn’t helping get to where I want to be?
And if you decide it’s not right for you, what do you do? What is your next step?
I’ve spent so much time struggling with what I want out of life and how to make things work for the best or at least, for the better for me and those close to me. For the most part, I tend to look at those closest to me and try to make a choice that keeps them in mind and benefits the both of us.
Or, taking the advice of a good friend – If I’m unsure of what to do or what needs to change, I change nothing until I’m sure of it.
But how do you decide what is the best way? How do you decide what is worth it and what is not? When do you make the call to finally move on?
How do you make it all work?