Ever seen an art print like one of these?
If you, like me, follow the online design community, I guarantee you’ve seen them around.
I used to love the message, and really I still do, but the realist in me has to accept that not everyone can do what they love. If we all did, this world would be full of broke artists! And Comcast customer service from actual people would cease to exist! (I imagine that would be the worst job ever.)
Right now, for instance, my husband and I manage a complex of 53 condos. I do not relish my job—far from it. But I tolerate it, occasionally enjoy aspects of it, and am always grateful for it. San Francisco is the fourth most expensive city in the US (ranking ahead of Honolulu, Boston and D.C.). So a job I do not relish allows us to save money and allows me to stay home and squeeze these cheeks all day long:
And I cannot resent that.
Someday, when I’m actually doing what I love full-time (in addition to being a mom, of course!), maybe I’ll want to display one of the above beauties, but until then, I am going to remember that there is a season for everything, and a little sacrifice now will be worth it later.
Are you doing what you love?