Sometimes when work gets uber stressful, I throw my hands in the air at the end of the day and think I’m not saving lives! Why the heck am I even doing this? I’m no good at it!
Then when I make it back down to reality, I realize that I really don’t want to save lives and the people whose lives need saving probably don’t want me to try.
I feel pretty lucky, though, because 2.25 (MATH) years ago I convinced this real sweet ad agency to hire me and it’s been an insanely fun ride ever since. I found a place that’s filled with people who like what they’re doing just as much as I do.
Yeah, there are bad days. Who doesn’t have bad days? I worked at Disney for six months and had bad days. Insider knowledge: it’s not always the most magical place on earth after an 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. shift.
But to keep the good days in the lead, the best ingredient in my work-life balance is variety. VARIETY. CHANGE.
Getting thrown into new projects basically every month is pretty much the norm at my job. Sometimes I work with food and flowers, then another week it’s bras and furniture. Next week I’m doing a project involving pets. PUPPIES & KITTIES.
When no two days are the same, that’s when I feel the most in love with what I do.
What I do doesn’t ever put a dent in world hunger and when an assignment gets turned in late, no one’s dying on the table. But in a lot of ways, what I do makes me feel alive.
So. Here we are at the end of a crazy work week and I feel insanely accomplished and proud of the work I’ve done. and that is a pretty cool freaking feeling.
How was your week?