Spring is on full blast.
Everyone are Spring cleaning their houses or life, jobs, friends, and whatnot.
It’s the halfway through ( almost ) the year and I don’t know about you but it is the first time that I reflected on what and where I was 6 months ago.
May and June is also the time when you either are super happy with the great weather, life is good again, you forget the assholes in your life. You smile more. You go out more. Orrrrr…you rethink your life choices, like me.
From the time we finish high school ( or even in high school ), we start joining the workforce. Working becomes something that has to be done, like it or not. And it becomes sometimes who you are until you rethink your priorities and think of what A C T U A L L Y makes you happy.
Statistics say that an average working person spends over 90,000 hours working in their life. Take a second.
9 0 , 0 0 0 HOURS.
If that doesn’t make you want to improve something in your life, I don’t know what will. We spend our life working and count days to vacation. Sometimes system sucks but sometimes we make the bed we sleep in.
DREAM JOB. The job that doesn’t make you sick just by coming to work. All we hear about these days is how there is such a thing. I like to think there is. For me, every job for the first year is the dream job and after that, you start seeing the ups and downs, more of the downs and you lose the spark.
My generation is stuck on waiting for the perfect dream job, instead of creating it. So yes, I think dream job is possible but it takes more than you and a boss on the other of the desk to have it. We are all infused with this image of a perfect job and want what that other person has. One because social media feeds us fake reality and our brain is triggered and our emotions led by misconceptions of life-work-balance.
I am not an expert that knows how to get the dream job, all I know, it does not come in 3 easy steps. You can’t jump start and have it all. And you won’t have it all if you just copy-paste someone else’s goals instead of creating your own. Being inspired by someone is great but bluntly trying to have it all and in the words of a Caroline Ingrahm – It takes 3 years to start getting where you need or want to nowadays.
Moral of it is that a dream is out there for you. You just need to chase it. It won’t come running to you.
Have a happy day!