The other day, I heard an interview with someone who said “The other day, I woke up and the first thing I thought was ‘Oh yay, I get to go to work today!'” She absolutely loves her job that much. At first, I laughed, and then I felt jealous, and then I felt a little discouraged because I definitely don’t have that feeling in the morning. (In fact, we’re supposed to get some “severe weather” over the next few days, and I’m hoping for a snow day.
I posed this to a few friends, and the general response I got was “It’s a fake! No one loves their job! Those jobs don’t exist!”
Personally, I think those types of jobs do exist. Oh, sure, we all have days where our alarm clock goes off and it’s cold and rainy and all we want to do is stay in bed. But that’s different from wanting to stay in bed because you loathe your job that much.
Unfortunately, I think that many times, the jobs that are the most rewarding, the ones where you jump out of bed with excitement about going to work, are the jobs that end up not being all that well paying. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to sacrifice and choose a job that perhaps you aren’t as passionate about so that you can pay the bills and provide for your family.
It’s a great dream though – finding that job where you leap out of bed in the morning, excited to go to work because you love your job, and at the end of the day, you’ve made enough money to have a good life. Maybe not a great life. Maybe you won’t be rich. But I think loving what you do everyday is worth so much more than money.