Sweet Dreams… Dream big
I’ve always been a firm believer in loving what you do for work. I say believer in that I think its important, not that I necessarily live by it. Even though this is something I’ve always thought and even dished out as advice for others, it is only recently that I am seriously thinking about it for my own life.
In the span of two weeks I have come across the saying “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” three times, in three very different places. I think the universe is trying to tell me something.
I went through a stage not long ago where I was so down about the fact that I was 25 and was still nowhere near the career path I want to be on. I was angry at my job for getting in the way of me working on my dreams until I had a conversation with a colleague who made me realise that I don’t need to quit this job and find another one I am unhappy in just as much, but to see my job as funding my dreams. All of a sudden things shifted for me. I didn’t start loving my job but I got it out of my head that it was holding me back and I’ve finally been able to start taking steps forward.
Now if people ask what I do, I say that my job is one thing but what I do is write and make jewellery. I don’t associate my job with what I do because my job isn’t fulfilling my dreams, its just financing them. What I do makes me happy, my job on the other hand, is a reminder that dreams don’t some cheap or easy.
As the cliché goes, life is short and I don’t want to wake up when I’m 80 and realise that I’ve spent 50 years of my life working for someone else, fulfilling someone else dreams. I want to leave my footprint on this earth by fulfilling my own dreams. I think it’s so important to live big and dream even bigger. If you stop dreaming, you stop living.
So for anyone else who has been harassed by the universe to do something about your discontentment, remember – Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.
Living out your dreams is the sweetness of life.