do what you love

It seems like the more people I talk to nowadays, both online and off, I find more and more are struggling with the notion that they don’t like what they do for a living, or the direction their life has taken. They never imagined that this is what they would be doing with their life. They’re resentful, or tired, or bored that day-after-day they have nothing to look forward to. They’re sick of their routines, and are just going through the motions.

Many have jobs of necessities to pay the bills, or they’re unsure about staying in the field they are in. Some are homemakers. Some wish they could stay at home. Even the ones who may like their professions are often worrying about the opportunities for growth and advancement, don’t like the company they are working for, or are worried about the possibility of finding another position elsewhere if they leave. Others still don’t like working for someone else, and wish they could be their own boss.

All of them have one thing in common though: they aren’t actively doing anything to change their situation. They’re resigned to the fact that this is “just the way it is” and “there’s nothing they can do about it right now.” Some may hold out hope that “someday” things will get better, or maybe “later down the line” they’ll be able to try what they really want, but most seem to have just given up completely, at least for “right now.”

They’re in a slump. Click to continue…