I recently read an article in the New York Times Entitled “Maybe It’s Time for Plan C”. I actually couldn’t finish it because, like most news stories, it depressed me. The article went on and on about professionals who lost or gave up on their 9-5 job for “Plan B” – starting their own business. They discussed how hard it is, how you have no time to yourself and make no money. Great, that made me feel horrible today, thanks NY Times!
I dwelt on this for 4 days and self-assessed why I do Strawesome. I thought to myself: yes, it’s difficult at times; yes, most of the time I feel like I have no life outside of work; and yes, it’s hard to raise two small children and run a business. However, I wouldn’t trade it for any other job. I’ve had many past jobs and this is the only one that has brought me such joy and fulfillment. Knowing that I’m doing what I love and it helps others makes the hard times all worthwhile.
So, then I decided to finish the NY Times article because, like the news, there’s always a cute puppy or kitten at the end to make you feel good about all the bad you just saw. At the end of the article one of the women states something that I can totally relate to:
“Before, I never wanted to talk about work, other than to complain,” she added. “Now I like talking about my work so much that my husband has to actually ask me not to talk about it all the time.”
This is a sign of true love!
I love you Strawesome! Now it’s off to bed because I have a 4:30 AM alarm clock waiting for me so I can workout tomorrow!