Every week I see mention of this on Facebook and Twitter...
Thank God It's Friday
I hate Mondays
And I think, "Wow, I used to say that."
For many years, I was so unhappy. There were mornings where the alarm went off and I cry, literally! Tears coming out of my eyeballs. This is not a healthy way to start the day. WTF?? I would go to bed feeling miserable because tomorrow was just a repeat of today. Long train ride, rushing to work from the train station, sitting in an office doing work I can give two shits about, rushing back to the train station, long train ride home. I didn't think I would ever be able to get out of this routine.
I longed for weekends or days off just so I can work on my jewelry, something I had a passion for and WANTED to do. Why can't I spend more of my time doing what I enjoy? I dreamed of being my own boss, work my own hours, earn a living just by making jewelry, and spending more time doing what I want to do because life is short man! Well, I always considered myself to be a big dreamer, and sometimes those dreams were a little too big and may have contributed to my unhappinesses. I needed to give myself a reality check. Even though I was getting tired of jewely, I was forcing myself to stick with it because what else would there be for me?
You may feel like you're in a similar situation. A lot of my "creative" friends have expressed similar groans. While you may have dreams of doing one thing that will get you out of that 9 to 5 gig, keep yourself open to opportunities. It may lead you in a different direction you didn't expect to go. This direction can turn out to be much more satisfying and rewarding.
This week I officially started my new job with Rogue Social and can I tell you, I am so happy. For the first time since my 20s, I feel genuinely happy with where I am in my life. I don't dread Mondays and anticipate Friday 5:00 pm. It hasn't always been easy being home, making less money, shifting my focus but I have no regrets.