Career Bliss: Are you doing what you love for a living?

Written by Angela Atkinson

A lot of people don’t enjoy their job, they may even hate it, but I am lucky enough to be able to make a living through my passion.” ~Martin Yan

Seven years ago, I was working a job I didn’t love. I had a cubicle (albeit a big one) and I lived in the corporate world.

My career, while it was interesting and certainly kept me busy, was completely unsatisfying.

What I really wanted was an opportunity to do what I really loved–to be a writer. I even took on all the writing work my corporate job would allow.

I wrote letters to patients and to insurance companies, forms, brochures, training manuals, articles for the company website and more–you name it, I wrote it.

And then, one day, it happened–I lost the job for no legitimate reason. My boss of just a few months (who I had trained myself) decided he didn’t like the fact that I was a female running an all-male department (very successfully, for the record).

When he fired me, I asked him for any legitimate reason or proof of my inability to do the job–he could provide none.

It was simply a case of office politics gone wrong, and at first, I was really upset and angry.

But I quickly realized that I had manifested the situation myself.

You see, while I didn’t absolutely hate my job, I definitely didn’t love it. I had to talk myself into going to work each day, and I watched the clock closely as those eight hours draaaaaaaged on each day.

I secretly hoped I’d be fired, because then, I thought, I’d have an opportunity to focus on my true passion–writing.

And that’s exactly what I got.

So, I started my freelance writing business. It took a couple of years to really start bringing in a “real” income, but I loved the work, and it was worth it to me.

(Tip: Want to get out of the rat race? Check out my work-at-home jobs board or my freelance writing jobs board over at Practical Freelance Writer’s Guide!)

These days, I am happy to report, I’m a full-time writer, editor and social media expert.

I am so grateful to be among the ranks of people who get to get paid to do what they love, and I want everyone to have that opportunity.

That’s why, this week, Project Blissful will offer daily posts on work and career fulfillment. Along with my guest posters, I’ll be covering a variety of work and career-related topics each day this week.

We’ll cover how to know you’ve found your life’s work, how to stay sane at work, tips to improve productivity and working simple, and more.

Stay tuned!

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Are you doing what you love for a living? What is your dream career? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section, below.

 

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