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Old 05-01-2008, 05:16 PM   #11
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I hear you on loosing passion for something you love by HAVING to do it....

I loved Architecture I read about it went to museum shows sketched etc ect my entire life through school.....now... I dont really care... not that I am not interested but It is the last thing I want to think about when I leave work....
I like to cook because it is immediate and creative and instant gratification. I like to garden because it is outdoors and connected to the earth and I like to work on my renovation(sometimes) because it is hands on and mine.

My job right now is crud.... it is a pretty new job and not a good fit at all. It is the Opposite of what I wanted in a job and the opposite of what I was assured it would be. BAD CHOICE. I do not enjoy being deskbound all day every day. I will need to extracate myself from here ASAP. I was hasty becuase I needed to relocate and it seemed like a great opportunity and an upgrade... boy was I wrong. I am not sure how I could have known. I asked all the questions did all the research had no way of knowing what it would be like. The office is lovely they pay is OK and there are tons of cool people but the leadership are .... well this is a family forum so I will hold my tounge

The problem with doing something you love for money is very often you have to make compromises because you are not doing it for yourself you are doing it for someone else. I think those compromises are harder when you actually care.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #12
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Which one?
I stay at home w/ my kids weekdays.
Weekends I'm the baker at a Bagel shop.... includes muffins also.
When I'm home, I want to just be left alone to cook all day. I think I would LOVE to be a chef.
But, as Jeekins said, I think I would lose the love. It's best as a hobby for me for now, I have more important things to take care of.
When I'm at work, I feel like I am neglecting my family, and losing alot of weekend playtime with them.... but I am very happy to be "cooking" and getting paid for it. Sure, I'm just making dough, forming bagels and baking them, but it's as close to cooking professionally as I'm going to get for now, and I think it's as close as I want to be.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:27 PM   #13
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I don't have a job per se but I do take photographs for sale and stock. When I lived in NJ, I had a photography studio, which I was more or less coreced into by my husband, who wanted me to make money with photography and I ended up not liking photography anymore. I disliked doing weddings and having to do portraits. I am more into animals, birds , nature, scenics, which I do now for the love of it. If I sell a photo thru my gallery or thru the stock agency, great, if not , no great loss.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:29 PM   #14
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My current "job" is staying at home and caring for my first grandchild five days a week. You can certainly say I love my job!

When I had a paying job, I was a controller for various high tech companies around Eastern Massachusetts. There were some aspects of of the job I enjoyed a lot and some I found boring. I wouldn't say I loved it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:34 PM   #15
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My current "job" is staying at home and caring for my first grandchild five days a week. You can certainly say I love my job!

When I had a paying job, I was a controller for various high tech companies around Eastern Massachusetts. There were some aspects of of the job I enjoyed a lot and some I found boring. I wouldn't say I loved it.
Andy, I wish my Dad would have loved his grandkid job as much as you do when he had it. He usually can't wait 'til they leave now (and they're not that bad!)..... part of why I quit my full time job.

Thank goodness the world has grandparents like you.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:39 PM   #16
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Suzie, before Steven came along, I was retired and doing whatever I wanted to do. So, one in a while, I miss the freedom to get up and go. Overall, I think this situation is better for both Steven and me.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:42 PM   #17
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My Dad was a teacher.... maybe he just kidded himself out..... :)
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:09 PM   #18
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I love my job after 20 years. I am a special ed teacher. Love the kids but the adults can sometimes drive me nuts!
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:40 PM   #19
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if 87% of the population hate their job and 13% love theirs, I am in the 13%.
I could not love my job more, I am one very fortunate person for sure.
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Old 05-01-2008, 07:43 PM   #20
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...... Love the kids but the adults can sometimes drive me nuts!

I'm in a similar situation, only my "kids" are people's pets
Most of their "parents" are good though
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