Do you ever feel like you’ve lost your way even though things in life are great? Sometimes, I feel that way when it comes to my career. I have an amazing personal life, maybe could have a better social circle, but overall it’s everything I dreamed of as a little girl. I am married to a great man. I have 3 great children (some stress with autism and ADD but great kids). I have a house with a great backyard in the town I grew up in. I even have my own private practice, which is what I wanted to try at some point in my career.
With all of these positives, you might think that I am crazy for wanting more. I am slowly learning that it is OK to want more. We have the right to be happy in our careers and love what we do. Does this mean that we shouldn’t be working in a job that is not right for us just because we are not happy? The reality is, most of us aren’t able to just search for the right job and not have another income coming in. Does that mean we have to give up on finding a job that we love and that we feel we were meant to do? I honestly believe that there is a job out there for each of us, where we can love what we do and for the most part want to go to work.
Am I completely satisfied with my current career? no, not completely, but I am happier than I have been in a long time. Am I still searching to find my true passion? Yes, I continue to look inside me to figure out what it is that I want to spend 40 hours a week doing. I want to make the most of the time I have and being miserable for 40 hours a week doesn’t help when you are trying to be happy the rest of the week.
I just finished reading “Miracle Morning”. Was it completely mind opening? I would have to say yes and no. Did it make me think a little differently about my life and how I spend my days, absolutely! Have I implemented anything that I read? No, not yet, but I am trying to make sure I don’t hit my snooze button in the morning and I am trying to start my day more positive. Instead of talking myself into how tired I am or allowing myself to focus on that, I am trying to focus on the fact that it is going to be a great day. I am going to focus on the positive instead of the negative. I am going to take the advice I give my patients and start to do it for myself.
I am going to start actively making time to be creative. I am going to start organizing my craft room to make it usable. I am going to get a little more focused on what I really enjoy and limit how many new techniques I keep wanting to learn. That being said, I love learning new creative things, but I need some focus in my life. I need to allow myself to learn new things, but I need to learn more about the things that I am already interested in. Maybe, taking the time to get organized and create and learn more about the things I am already interested in will help me find how to bring my love of creativity into my career and help me find me with regards to my career. I hope that this will help bring some zen to my life and my heART!
Do you love your career? Does it bring you Zen and peace in your life? Do you believe that we all have the right to be happy in our chosen careers or do you believe that a job is a job and no one loves going to work; you just do it?
Namaste my friends,