News Flash If You Hated Your Job In 2017, You’ll Still Hate It In 2018.

Jesus Christ people… I can’t open a single social media app without being inundated with people complaining about going back to work…

I get it.  Some of these are probably just to get a laugh people but a lot aren’t.  I’m not completely oblivious to think that everyone loves what they do but you’ve got to find comfort.  If you’re spending 40+ hours a week doing something you hate, fucking do something about it.  Throwing up countless memes isn’t getting your closer to finding comfort in your career.

I like (not love) what I do.  But the most important thing about my job is I find it interesting and it’s provided me with other amazing opportunities to pursue other things I’m passionate about like grad school and photography.

What is important to you?  What’s your dream job?

I ask not because I’ve got book of open opportunities for you to pursue your dream as a career but follow up and ask “When was the last time you did that?”. If you can’t answer in 10 seconds, that’s step one.  GO DO IT! 

The internet provides us all the resources we need to learn how to pursue our passions.  Not enough time?  Stop watching TV.  Budget your time like you budget your paycheck and find the time you need.

One day a week instead of listening to Spotify or the Radio during your commute, listen to a podcast about your passion.  Podcasts are maybe the most under-rated free form of education out there.

Use social media to find local groups of people that have similar interests.  I promise you they’re out there.  When you find your “news feed” stacked with more relevant posts of things your passionate about it makes it way more tolerable than realizing you’re the only one of your friends who’s still single and not a parent. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone either.  The multiple genres of photography allow me to do that frequently and it’s made me a much better photographer.

Although I’m not big on calendar dictated resolutions, there’s no better time than the present to make the changes you want in life, not wait for them to possibly come to you.

Be the change.

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