There’s something weird about how we look at life in this country. I’m referring more to how we view what a ‘living’ is. I truly believe, and I’ve said it before; that if you find yourself doing something you love for a living then you will never work a day in your life. But if you just get a 9 to 5 to pay the bills and you hate what you do, then you really need to reevaluate your life. Make compromises for both, people.
I want more than anything to get in to anything to do with writing, and to be completely honest I don’t really care what I end up doing; so long as it’s me, writing, about something; so I know what my job is going to be, what my passion is and therefore know what my aim is for a future career, so that’s fine; I guess i’m lucky enough to know what I want to be doing to get the money in. But I also know what I want to be doing in my spare time; and you can forget T.V or video games, you can rule out part-time jobs and golf.
I realised a while ago now that what I want to be doing with my spare time is something that has been staring me in the eye for years now; something that I’ve seen countless people do and something which looks like more fun than anything you can imagine. Now i’m not going to tell you what that ‘something’ is, because I want to make sure that it’s going to work out properly and then, when it’s all planned and done and set up, then i’ll blog about my little project. But my point is, i’m trying to get myself doing something that (in the little pocket of time where i’m finding myself looking for a proper job) I can focus all my energy in doing which be outside the norm, something which I know for a fact my parents are going to be slightly dubious about me doing.
We have a very tunnel visioned view of what ‘living’ is in this country. My parents and my grandparents would tell you that living is making money and being comfortable knowing that you are financially secure; But I don’t particularly believe that. I think that you should do more of what makes you happy, and less of what makes you miserable or what makes you stagnant in life. Why would you want to spend your life doing a 9 to 5 job in an office cubicle watching your dreams fade before you? And that is exactly what I don’t want. I know that my ideal job is writing and my ideal hobby is my secret project, so in an ideal world, i’m set.
How about you? What do you want?