I went out Wednesday night and met a friend for cocktails. Before I left I was talking to a girlfriend who said she was living vicariously through me because it was a “school night” and I was going out past 9.
I don’t have “school nights”, not because I am not in school but because I don’t have a typical work week. I do not confine what I do into a 40 hour, five days a week, 8 hours a day only type activity.
It is a part of what I do at all times; no matter day or night, weekday or weeknight, networking event or social occasion – it is always a part of me. Because I truly love what I do.
My “work week” never ends.
When you have passion for something it becomes a part of you: your actions, your words, you emotions, your plans and your execution. Your passion is a demonstration not an act that expires at 5:00 Friday afternoon.
There was a time I was more afraid of failing than succeeding and stifled my passion within the confines of a “work” mindset. It took getting kicked around a bit, cutting corners after leaving a lucrative position to discover that mac and cheese never tasted so good because I had never been so happy.
I realized that passion in a life-sustaining force.
When you are out and about this weekend take a moment to see if you left it at the office or is it a part of your life no matter what the calendar says?
If you left it at the office perhaps it is a sign to leave the office and find the passion.
Lisa K. McDonald, CPRW
Certified Professional Resume Writer
Career Polish, Inc.