An Update on Life:
I have been thinking a lot about what I want to do with my life, and blurting it on here like it’s my pride and glory. There is something so mystical about blogging. It’s not like an autobiography, even though I am writing about my life, and it isn’t a journal, because I keep out my juicy secrets or personal thoughts. Yet, blogging is still a huge piece of me, and it’s become a road map into what I want to do with my life…
SO WHAT DO I WANT TO DO?
Who the hell knows.
Last night I watched the Documentary, One Week Job. A self documentary about Sean Aiken, a recent college graduate who travels across North America working 52 Jobs in 52 Weeks. It is a different type of project, and one that I can only imagine most travelers can relate to. The theme for Aiken was to find his passion, and through that, Aiken found self discovery. His job’s range from corporate office positions, to outdoor farming, radio hosts, fireman, veterinary assistant etc… The list goes on for a full 52 until he settles and discovers his passion.
The movie got me going, and there is a scene where he conducts an interview with a motivational speaker who says: No one knows what our dream job is, but we all know what we don’t want. So write a list, and from the list of thing’s we don’t want, we will slowly discover the job of our dreams.
“From the list of thing’s we don’t
want, we slowly discover the
job of our dreams”
The message was not to settle for a pay check, find a career that makes you happy. So in light of the theme, the documentary and the inspirational words, here is my list of things I do not want my job to look like.
- I do not want to be in a cubicle
- I do not want to work 50 weeks for a 2 week vacation
- I do not want to have to deal with numbers
- I don’t want to be stuck 9-5 every day
- Work cannot be monotonous
- I do not want to be the bottom of a long hierarchical change
- I do not want to feel stuck
Now based on that list… I added what I want from work. Surprisingly, what I wanted was much easier to type out than what I didn’t want.
- I want to work in a creative and colourful environment
- I want my work to be meaningful and contribute to society
- I want to interact with people
- I want to travel
- Work should be different every day
- I want to go to conferences
- I want direct communication between the hierarchy, I want to know the CEO/ Owner personally
- Work should give me personal growth
- Dress fancy, yet creative
- Get a comfortable salary
So I encourage you to make your own list… What is your passion, and how are you going to get it?