They say that when you do what you love, that you never work a day in your life. Over the past few years I found that statement to be very true.
I used to do what everyone else thought was good for me, but never took the time to consider what I really wanted out of life.
When I was looking for a potential career, people always talked about money and job advancement, but never what my true passions were. Even when the topic did come up in conversation about my love for art, writing and working with others, it some how got manipulated into something so far gone from where I started with that I didn’t even recognize it.
It would be like saying “Oh good you like to write, because there is lots of paper work in this job.” Um, no…not even close.
I hate that people feel like have to put aside their passions until they retire. I read obituaries as part of my job at the paper, and I can tell you that people are dying every day. I have always said that, “Some people don’t get their someday.” And it’s true; sadly not everyone will live long enough to do all those things on their bucket list.
I understand that people can’t just quit their day job and run off to what ever they want, but I think that people should work at creating more time in their lives to do the things that they love.
Set aside time, even if it is just once a week or even once a month. Do the things you love, take a walk with your camera, sit down and start reading a book, tackle your bucket list starting today.
Okay that came out a little direct, but I mean it. It really kills me when I hear people say that someday they will learn to do something. By putting those things off you are not doing anyone any favors, I promise.