I like my job. Throughout my working life I’ve only really had one job that I didn’t like and to be honest it wasn’t the actual work I didn’t like, it was the anti-social hours. My job at the moment fulfils me in ways that previous jobs haven’t and it gives my day to day a great sense of joy. However, I know for sure that it isn’t what I want to do for the rest of my life. It’s not even what I want to do for the next 5 years. For the next two years, I think I’m going to have to stay put but the idea is to use those two years to set the wheels in motion for a job that I really want.
The reason I fell into my job was the same way most people fall into work in the 21st century. That is, not with full intent. My previous line of work was in the leisure industry and without going too far into the story, I’d sort of ended up in that by accident too. It was a job that worked for me at the time and somewhat played into my sports and athletic interests. Much like my current job plays into my musical and creative interests. However, after a few years of speculation and thought, I have realised my main career goal is not actually a particular line of work but more an ownership of my career. I want to own my job.
I’m not 100% sure what this job looks like exactly, I just know that it will be mine and I will own the business, I will call the shots and it will be something that I put all my pride and energy into because it is a reflection of me. There’s ideas that speculate through my mind all the time but I can’t help but feel that everything I do in my life is steadily leading me on the pathway to getting this career off the ground. This blog for example, the podcast, the creativity, the running and athletic endeavours – they are all big parts of who I am and what makes me. I can’t help but feel they will eventually play a role in this business that will be my job.
I hope so anyway. You can’t ride the wave if you’re not out there surfing…
Today’s athletic update: 9 miles along the river. The mornings are getting lighter and my legs are feeling fresh. No strength this PM as I am going to the gym tomorrow afternoon, swimming in the morning.