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…But not in love: fighting the slump

Just think about your typical day. You’re sitting in a situation where you like who you’re with, the money is great, and/or it’s just around the corner from your home. But…despite all of this, you’re not in love with it. Your mind wanders off your task, yearning for something more. You want to do what you truly love, your one true pairing.

Then you’re snapped back to reality as you get yelled at to “snap back to reality”. It sucks.

I am part of a web class and in my introduction, I said that while the people who I encounter on a daily basis are possibly the most awesome people I’ve met in the past year, I don’t love what I do. It struck a chord in me to actually admit this. I simply am doing this to stay afloat, but do I want to do it? Nope, not really.

Being not in love with what you do is a physically and mentally draining situation.

Being that I work in food service in a pretty high volume store, it gets busy. Like really busy. I’m mainly in the back of the house producing goodies for everyone to buy and enjoy, but there are days, even during this not-so-busy time of the year, where I simply can’t keep up. When I run out of things, people get mad. When people get mad, I stress and feel like I am not enough. Then couple that with the fact that I can’t move too fast because of widespread pain, and it makes me feel even worse. At the end of the day, the last thing I want to do is cook at home. I do it anyways, but some days it’s an order-out day. I simply just don’t have the energy.

This year, one of my goals is to not be as stressed. That was one of my goals last year, and it was going well for a time. I want to be able to come home and have energy to move around. I want to be able to say “hey, I had fun today”.

Thus why I decided to take this 6-week course on monetizing my blog.

Find your happy, do what you love

The one thing that has always been a constant for me: my ideal job. I’ve always been the creative type, always trying to make things. I doodle a lot, play with fonts and colors, and I write. That is my ideal. My ideal is wanting to make money to be self-sufficient while doing what I love: being creative.

Sometimes you have to look into finding your happy. Find what you love and do it.

Sometimes you have to take a leap. Would you make less? Maybe. Would you be miserable? Most likely not. Life is way too short to be not in love with what you do, so go ahead. Find your happy.


  1. Regan says:

    Oh it is so important to be happy. I’ve always thought that when you get stressed about things, it’s because you care about them and that’s not exactly a bad thing depending on how you react to it/use the adrenalin. But good luck on getting things moving towards being able to do it better!

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