Time Flies When You Love What You Do

July 15, 2010 at 8:05 am | Posted in Career Moves | 4 Comments
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I just wrapped up my company’s annual conference.  It was a professional development conference for educators that featured some special speakers thrown in the mix of sessions.  Our last speaker, Sir Ken Robinson, really stuck out in my mind as being altogether engaging, entertaining, and truly inspiring.

I’ve been thinking a lot about choosing a second career path, not because I’m not happy with what I do, but down the road you just never know what’s going to happen.  What if what I do is not in demand? What else could I do? Here I go, trying to plan again.

Sir Ken Robinson spoke about how learning is an organic, human experience.  It is not linear the way our current system is.  You can’t force someone to learn but you can nurture what they are naturally drawn to.  He is a huge advocate for doing what you love.

After a rigorous week, it’s hard to be optimistic about work. But I do love what I do, I know that.  I love that what I do makes a difference in people’s lives, And you know what else? I love writing this blog. I love giving my readers the words they need to explain how we collectively feel.  I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again — I love to write.

I have some time to think about what I’d want my second career to be, I know.  But I know it will be something I love. Like Sir Ken, I can’t imagine doing something I hate for a living.

Some days may be tough. But I understand the value of hard work.  I will earn everything I make in my life and that is something I will always be proud of.

Here’s a video of Sir Ken, not the speech he did at my conference — still working on that video — but some of the same ideas were brought up. Enjoy!

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  1. The fact that you love writing, could be your second job. It is fun to be a business owner in that manner. Hopefully, the momentum for your love of writing would continue.
    Corporate America is not for everyone. Either is writing. Here is hoping you find the balance between both.

    • Thanks Kai. I actually do incorporate my writing in my current work, but I know I can take that in so many different directions. Being my own boss i definitely one of them!

  2. I also am starting to look ahead and think about multiple career paths. Sometimes it’s overwhelming (especially when you love different things), but I also think it is exciting!

    • definitely! But it’s certainly smart. We’re not gonna be able to retire as young as our parents, so we better like what we do!


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