I've been thinking a lot recently about work, and employment.
More specifically, I've been thinking about how much time i spend at my job, when i'd much rather be doing something else instead.
I know, i know, who DOESN'T think like that?
But i never really felt very strongly about it, until fairly recently.
I've never been the kind of person who's job had to define their life and who they are.
Honestly, my job is a means to an end. I work, so i can buy nice stuff. Then, when I'm NOT working, i can PLAY with that stuff. To me, my job has always been a necessary evil for me to get what i want.
I have often wondered, however, if my outlook on my job is ever going to change. I wonder if, as i get older and crankier, if one day i will look back at my career and think, "What the hell did i just waste 50 years of my life doing?"
It's not too hard to think of your job in a different light.
Have you ever REALLY thought about the concept of 'employment'?
Basically, you agree to give some faceless conglomerate one third of your life, and they'll give you money for it. Think about that for a sec..... ONE-THIRD OF YOUR LIFE! And THAT'S only if you have a standard 9-5 job!
Is ANY amount of money worth that? I guess it is, since i like to eat and stuff, and money kinda helps make that happen.....
... but i can't help but wonder if I'm going about this all wrong.
I can't help but think that maybe, just maybe, there is a calling out there for me where getting up every day and going to my job doesn't FEEL like a job. A vocation that doesn't make me feel like I'm just putting in my time until i can go somewhere else to enjoy myself.
Something that i was BORN to do. Something that would feel fulfilling while bringing countless joy and pleasure to people.....