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They tell you, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

So-what does this have to do with you?

Do you hope to make ends meet with a skillset you once loved, now dreading everyday because your talent seems commercialized?

I have always liked writing. I had writing assignments as early as third grade. I never had a shortage of ideas, and back then, my teacher thought I ripped off stories from movies or TV. She couldn’t believe that I actually had a flair for dramatic scenes and family interactions.

In high school, I passed the Advanced Placement tests for Literature and Language. I was an English major in college, but I felt doubt about teaching grammar and writing, especially to students not already passionate about the subject.

Yes, I will admit I’m jaded. Maybe you are, too. I worked in the teaching field, and hardly ever heard a “thank you,” or “your contributions are really appreciated.” I was overworked and underpaid. The length and dedication to that career did not result in promotion, or increased pay based on metrics, like other positions probably would.

Due to this disappointment, I am now seeking employment that provides work/life balance, diversity, and realistic promotion and advancement.

Do I think this is completely possible? Hopefully. Will I have to settle for a compromise, or take a part or full-time position in the meantime? Probably. I won’t be settling long-term where I’m praying for the beginning of the weekend.

It’s a good time for a career reboot. Besides-if I’m diligent, one day, you will own a book of mine, not just nodding along, “I hate my job,” as you read another article on employee burnout!

Thanks for reading. May you find work that gives you purpose and life!

Former social work/psychology worker; penchant for writing reflective narratives about life lessons and what to do when things change unexpectedly.