I’d be lying if I said I was looking forward to going back to work tomorrow.
But, I’m not sitting around dreading it either.
I’ve never had a dream job. Even as a kid, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Whilst I was at school, trying to decide whether to go to university or not, I didn’t know what course I wanted to do, because I had no idea what I might want to do in the future. By the time I left university, I still had no idea.
It’s taken 35 years for me to start figuring out what i’d really like to do.
Although, looking back, there were times when I toyed with the idea, I just didn’t know how to get there.
I guess part of me has always thought that a dream job, was just that. A dream. Not achievable for those of us who are just ‘ordinary’ people.
But why should it stay as a dream? Why not chase after it?
Whilst I was walking along one of the Algarve’s many beaches last week, it struck me that I finally know what I would like to do.
It may not happen over night. It may even come under a slightly different guise.
But what I do know, is that it feels right to chase after it. To throw (almost) everything into trying to achieve it.
It’s not going to be easy, as I still need to earn a wage while I’m chasing my dream. There will be some multi tasking, hard work and lot’s of juggling involved. But I need to make sure I dedicate some time to focus on my plan for the future.
However hard it might be to chase my dreams, everything seems to be pointing me in this direction. And the difference this time, is that I really do feel ready to work hard for it. I want to do something that gives my life more meaning. To wake up each morning looking forward to going to work. To look forward to going back to work after a week off.
So you may be asking yourself why I’m not dreading work tomorrow? And the answer? I have a plan. Which is ironic. Because I’m rubbish at planning anything outside of my occasional social life. I am slowly but surely, creating a plan, and starting to work towards achieving my dream.
And that makes going back to work tomorrow, all the more bearable.