I was having a brief conversation with my friends at the coffee place this afternoon. I was asking them about holidays and such, and they commented that they weren’t taking a break, and probably wouldn’t until later in the year. The guy hadn’t really taken any time off for about 3 years. I found that a little crazy, but he said that he just loves his job.
It lead us into a conversation about my job, and I added that I adore my job. I’ve felt for ages now that if you’re going to spend 80% of your week at work, you need to be doing a job that you like and can find some satisfaction. I personally can’t understand how people can get up and go to a job that they really don’t like. And I must add that that is a very personal though, and a genuine non-understanding of how people can think like that – simply because that’s not who I am.
My coffee friends then said to me that I’m very young, but that I have thoughts of a much older and more mature person. I was quite surprised by his compliment, but very appreciative nonetheless. Surprise because I guess it doesn’t seem like I’m doing anything special – it’s natural in my mind. I do love my job, and I strive to love it everyday. Because if I’m going to be a positive and Godly influence on those around me during my workdays, then I need to be in a job that I like and enjoy.