Monday morning I woke up a little bit depressed because the work week was starting and I was going to (again) waste about 50+ hours out of the house at my ‘day job’.
It’s not a bad job. Annoyances like any other job, of course, but it’s stable and decent pay and not always crazy stressful.
But to me it feels like SUCH a waste of time. Without going into what I actually do, I’ll tell you I’m basically a glorified proofreader. I want to do work that matters, and I assure you that my hours spent in the car commuting and at the day job reading poorly written copy does NOT matter.
We each only have one life. One short span of 70 or 80 years if we’re lucky. That is not enough time to do everything that I really want to do. I shouldn’t be wasting it proofreading topics and work I have no attachment to.
So, a little bit depressed Monday morning thinking about having to do it all again this week.
BUT! The good news is I am not just waiting for something better to come along!
(OK, it *would* be nice if my husband got a huge raise, but it’s not as if I’m counting on that )
I want to live a purposeful life – so I need to actually take the steps myself to make that happen.
Instead of just wishing and hoping I am waking up every morning – a little disappointed I still have to go to work, but – ready to start working on my future. Writing those blog posts, emailing those consulting clients, editing the photos that help promote my recent product.
It is writing I want to do. It is clients I get to CHOOSE to help. It is what I decide to put out into the world.
It is all work, but it’s MY WORK …. and I love it.
What are YOU doing?
Do you love how you’re living your life? Are you doing work that you can be proud of? Are you leading a purposeful life?
I announced the dates last week – but just a reminder that my 8-week online workshop this fall will be covering this exact topic. Are you leading a purposeful life? Are you doing work that matters? Do you know what your life’s GREAT WORK even is?
Maybe it is child care for the moms at your church. Maybe it is political consulting. It doesn’t have to be volunteer, and it doesn’t have to be a full-time income.
It just needs to be work that matters.
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