Personal Growth

Do What You Love, Love What You Do…

A quote in which I can find myself completely. Because why do something that you do not like? It sounds simple, but I think this is not always the case. Because you can not always do what you like. Sometimes there are obligations that make you do what you do not like.

Sometimes you will have to…

I experienced this experience on the living side. I became unemployed in childcare and was looking for a new job. I was on a job, one outside my comfort zone. Outside my field of work. I went to work as a team coordinator at a maternity care institution. And although I did not fully explain what it meant, I took this with both hands. Better then than unemployed.

Boy, was I wrong …

Half a year I did this work. For a half a year. Sleepless nights to my stomach ache, because I just did not want to. Driving on unknown roads, a whole day at the office behind a computer, night services, weekend services … I was really dead dead. And yet I’m very grateful that I’ve done this. Through this experience, I got more love for my field of work. What was my happiness when my contract was terminated after half a year. I could breathe again, although I was very bale to apply again in such a short time.

However, one month later, I found my current job. Where I have been working for more than 4 years as you know. Still, I took that job because of the fact that accounts (especially the mortgage) had to be paid. It paid very well and it was another challenge! I really learned a lot about it. And I am very sorry that it has become a sour period from my working life, since I have not been left in a very neat way.

Find what you like

But what if you do not know so well what you like? Unfortunately, I can not really help you here. In my first education, I chose the same thing: working in childcare. Now for about 10 years, this is still my dream job. I wrote in the section “dream job” already. I was lucky enough to have this well appreciated. This I thought I wanted to do and in practice, this image only proved to be strengthened.

Tips from my side? Unfortunately. I think it’s just a matter of gambling and happiness. Try and check what you just do not want. That’s what I learned from my previous job. Rather unemployed to do something that I do not really like. There really can not be a (higher) salary.

Where is this article heading?
I really have no idea. I would like to make everybody’s encouragement in the cadres of where it can, to do what you really want in life. Sometimes it’s scary, sometimes there are risks and, in my opinion, sometimes I’m sure some luck. But you get so much for back. I work long days at work, sometimes slipping and sometimes I want to throw the towel in the ring. But then I think how grateful I am for this. I get sweet compliments from parents, children and colleagues. And I’m so excited about my work. That smile. That is the most important to me.

Have you ever had a job where you reluctantly went? What is the most important of your work (field)?

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  • Reply Linda F. June 10, 2016 at 8:52 am

    In the past, I thought that I really had to find my job 100% fun to be happy, but now that I work for about a year, I have many other aspects that contribute to this. Still, I think it’s important to get enough work out of your work, after all you spend a lot of hours. If I really did not get any energy, I would just look very hard for something else.

  • Reply Abil Haan July 22, 2016 at 9:22 am

    How nice to hear that you have found your place in your current job so much! I totally agree that sometimes you need to get a little less fun and then enjoy extra when you can do what your heart is doing. I myself have to apply for about 7 months, and at that time I addressed everything I could handle (a research project, an internship for which I worked hard for only 80 euros a month, checking on Saturdays on Saturday nights). It was very spicy, but in the end I’m so happy that after all, I did have a very nice job after that seven months.

  • Reply Paula November 15, 2017 at 8:51 am

    At this moment, I do not go to work with the smile. It makes me unhappy and I do not want to go there anymore. But as long as I do not find any other work I will work there. And that’s so hard .. I feel like I’m looking for a pin in a haystack. My job has given a completely different turn in society over the years. So bad, especially for me who did so with heart and soul. Why?

  • Reply A.G. November 15, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Two years ago, I experienced what it means to deal with an empty battery, making me better aware of the importance of doing what really suits you and what feels good. Last year I worked with an employer where I did not really feel good from day one, which just did not match. But I see it as learning moment: I know my boundaries and I know better what I want and not. Then I went looking again and now there has not been a day that I have no pleasure in my job. That’s so nice and rests!

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