Desk Job vs. Passion Job

I made it through my first week at my new job. Success!!

Desk Job vs. Passion Job
I have to admit, going into it, I was not very excited. I was putting it “out of sight, out of mind” and didn’t really even acknowledge I was taking on a new job. Honestly, I was not excited about just taking another job, in another office because I truly want to find a way to pursue health and fitness as my career. That is my passion. That is what I really want to be doing every day.

I listen to a million podcasts that all tell me what I should be doing…. “if you’re not doing what you love, you need to figure out what it is and do it… “work all day and then work on my dream job/passion job at night”… “if it is really my passion, I will find a way to make it my job”… “do both jobs until you get your passion job to a sustainable place.”

That is all well and good (and admirable), but do those people have a 1 year old at home, a mortgage to pay, mouths to feed? Ha! Also, in my opinion, there is something to be said about the comfort of a desk job, knowing what to expect, showing up, doing your job and then turning off and going home at night to your family/life. Clearly that reason, right there, is why I have taken this new job, why I have not dropped everything to pursue my passion. I am comfortable with a steady paycheck and the certainty of my daily schedule.

Desk Job vs. Passion Job

I also want to come home and be able to relax a little. As it is, with prepping for the next day, cleaning bottle and Tupperware, and making dinner, I barely get to sit down before 9pm anyway. Then I have to open my computer and start working on my passion job? No thank you, not right now.

Well this is not where I thought this post was going to go :). I started to write thinking I would share about my new job, the routine, the people, the actual work, but my stream of conscious clearly brought me down a different path. I will leave that other stuff for another time.

Have a great week!

6 thoughts on “Desk Job vs. Passion Job

  1. I totally agree with this! Am in the same boat. For now what works is having a good job doing something I like – and I can pursue my passion on the side.

  2. The funny thing is I am running my own business “pursuing the dream” and those podcasts annoy me too. They tell me to work harder or that I’m not doing enough. One will say I need to hustle not sleep and do everything it takes, the next one will warn me against burn out. You’ve got to do what’s right for you and your family, not listen to what everyone else is telling you! Love this post!

    1. That is so true! I agree 100%. Everyone has an opinion. The one you have to listen to is your own!

  3. I totally agree with you! I work a desk job, and I know I will until I retire (mortgage, daycare, college, food and all that). When I started my blog in September it was to fulfill my passion towards the health industry. I LOVE preparing healthy meals for my family, and I’m a fitness junkie. I probably should be a nutritionist, but alas I sell insurance 🙂 I do feel like blogging about healthy living helps fill that void in me. It’s all about balance, right?

    1. Hi Taryn – Thanks for your comment! I totally agree with you and it is just a great perspective. Being realistic about why I blog is so important because otherwise I get stressed, put too much pressure on myself and end up stopping. It’s all about balance!

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