If you’re working your dream job and you love going to work every day – congrats! But this post isn’t for you, thanks for stopping by.
When I graduated college, I started at a very low level job that basically didn’t need a degree. But it was a job. I was working the 9-5 life Monday through Friday. And that’s when I began to think about how I really have a hard time accepting working at the same place for a long time. Seeing the same people every day, at the same time, doing the same work. It just made me cringe.
I left that job after 6 months for a much better job. And while I like to tell myself I only left because of this job offer, I only started looking because I couldn’t stand being unchallenged every day.
And then when I started my new job I was like, “Oh I’ll be here like 1 year max then find a new job.” Some people I worked with had even been working at this company longer than I had been alive and I never thought that could be me. But then one year turned into two and two turned into a promotion and that promotion turned into 3 years with the same company. And I finally let myself believe that you can be happy at the same place, as long as you continue challenging yourself.
When people ask me how work is I always give a hand wave because it’s always just in the middle. There are ups and downs, but I overall like my job. There are weeks where I don’t have much to do, then there are weeks when I have too much to do. There are weeks where I see major successes. And then there are weeks where I screw something up every day.
I’m sure dream jobs exist where people are happy all the time. I don’t have that dream job. I don’t love it all the time. I don’t love every part of it. But I’m generally happy with my job and that’s what I think people should strive for.