I don’t particularly enjoy my job. But, I enjoy the life it affords me. I own my home, go on vacations, and give a lot to friends and family. I just bought my brother microfiber towels, a towel warmer, silk sheets, and a diffuser because he needs to know true luxury 😂 I’m about to order my little sister a bunch of makeup and clothes just because I love her. I put up with my job because it’s a better life for us all… in the hours I’m not working ☺️ but, I do wish I made this much at a job I liked

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I have come to the realization (mid-30s) that very few people have jobs they love and that it was a particular lie that we were told to do something we are passionate about as children.

Instead, I think it’s fair and mature to find a job that provides you satisfaction, fulfillment, and financial security. This does not mean I say “I love my job”. I do not hate it. I enjoy the people I work with, I like that there is clear growth trajectory, that I am challenged, and that I am respected. But it’s also a job. This job has also afforded me financial stability which is huge. I also feel this job has afforded me the ability to be involved in causes or “hobbies” that interest me. That said, if my job was toxic or I was overworked I would find something else.

If I was only going to do something I was passionate about I would’ve done something in the arts and would be riddled with anxiety about my financial security.


Same. I was not built to be a starving artist. I drink sparkling water several times a day and get snacks from Whole Foods. That life wasn’t for me.

Same here!

I’m hoping it’ll help. Because I can’t buy them things forever 😂

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