Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Forum News > The Fire Hydrant


 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #34  
Old 09-20-2012, 09:21 PM
Jules's Avatar
Jules Jules is offline
Magic, motherf@%$*#!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,130
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurelin View Post
I dunno... I think it's a balance.

I enjoy my job, some days it's a lot of fun and some days it sucks. Most days it's in between. I'm definitely not saying get a job you hate, but I also think it can be unrealistic to expect to have that dream job that is always wonderful and always fills you with joy. My job right now puts me in a group I love, it's interesting, I get more volunteer opportunities with it, etc. And it pays for my own house and car and dogs and life.

I hate working when work = my passion. I can't be an artist for a living because it takes away any passion I have for art. It's miserable for me.

I'm much better doing my science-y computer-y thing 40 hours a week then enjoying my many three day weekends. I love working hard on a team and then I LOVE being able to leave it at the office and forget about it until tomorrow.

Brit, I lost a good two years after my mom died. I think that is very normal in the grieving process. I'm just now really feeling like myself
I absolutely agree that I think it should be a balance. I don't LOVE what I do... I don't think I will do this forever... but for now, it is good. It pays well, there is some room for advancement, and for the most part, I really like my co-workers. HOWEVER, for me it was important to look for jobs where I get a good amount of vacation days. Not because I can't wait to get away from work every second of my work day, but when you start working 9-5, 5 days a week for a few years, you WANT to be able to go on vacations. But I think that understanding will come when you are fulltime employed for awhile.

Anyway, I am 30, still thinking about going back to school... I definitely am not where I thought I'd be at 30... but that's where I agree with Fran: it's your life. While you might not be able just to pick up and move, there are things you can change. And even if it's just little things at a time
__________________
A dog is a miracle with paws.
T-Bone, CGC
Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 AM.


©1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site