Do Work You Love

06 Feb
by Jenny, posted in Consumerism/Minimalism, Money Honey   |  9 Comments

Imagine a life where you could choose to do work you want -- regardless of pay. Now figure out what you need to do and make it a reality.

Round and round and back again. It’s been a long time coming, but I finally feel that I’m in a place where I can choose work based on my interests rather than the income. I always dreamed of this place and thought it to be a distant fantasy rather than a reality for me.

Simplifying my life and finances has opened up the opportunity to do any kind of work I want. It’s been both liberating and overwhelming. Sometimes it’s easier to do something because you have to.

Having more options can be exhilarating. And terrifying.

When you’re forced to decide what your highest point of contribution is, work life becomes a bigger responsibility. Suddenly, your choices are not based solely on providing for yourself and your family.  Now you’re free to decide what you love to do. And what you’re best at.

Freedom is a blessing and curse. But the positives outweigh the difficulties by a landslide.

What do you think?

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9 Responses to Do Work You Love

  1. My Mom told me when I was very young to choose a job I’d do for free. And I did! I wrote. But I didn’t realize that I couldn’t remain a writer forever. Eventually, I had to become a manager of others. Now, I’m very happy to be back to writing for clients I enjoy and for myself. The financial sacrifice is nothing compared to the freedom and sense of fulfillment I now feel every day. I hope others are able to follow suit.

  2. My aim is to pursue what interests me. I’ve found that when I do this, opportunity, and money, follow.

  3. So what did you decide to do?

  4. Sorry, I entered that last comment while I was doing two other things! I’m excited for you Jenny! I can’t wait to hear more about what you’ve decided to do.

  5. Hi Jenny! Glad to see you’re still blogging, and that you’re making some progress toward your goals! So inspiring. :)

  6. I am a rather strange person. I love preforming arts from acting to singing to dancing, but I also have another love. Math, sciences, physics. I love two things that are suppose to be exact opposites so I am forced to pick one as a career and one as a hobby.

    I plan on following the numbers, and preforming on the side. I almost feel like I am taking the safe route, but if I love both, I’m going to need to pick one or the other.

  7. You know, I was really scared when I became a SAHM. I have always had a job and having to live on my husbands income was a leap of faith. I found myself happy to be a mom but needed an outlet and I turned to blogging which has made me some money – enough to help supplement out income. I never would have thought that I could do something I love and make money and I’m blessed that I found my path.

  8. My story is similar to Kelly @Money Maiiven. I became a stay at home mom almost two years ago when my daughter began kindergarten. I know, kind of backward, but it worked for us. It has taken me a year and a half to get brave enough to step out into the writing career I have wanted since high school. Now I am working on my first novel and building a blog to help people be brave and start writing. I’ve never been more fulfilled!

  9. Jusy

    Well said my friend…well said. Sadly not possible for some people..or maybe they don’t believe it’s possible.

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