I know I am a very privileged young woman.
…Hold up, that makes me sound like a high-born Victorian girl who has to marry a duke.
Let me start over.
Ahem. I know I am very fortunate. For TONS of reasons but a very big one is that I have always very much enjoyed my different jobs, and working in general.
What I do is a labor of love. This goes for both my real job and my website. My website is not my job (if it were I really need to renegotiate my salary) but I still consider it a…responsibility of sorts.
Point is, I do both out of love.
I love what I do in my real job. I enjoy it, I’m good at it and I genuinely feel lucky that I get to do it. My job combines psychology (my field), teaching (my interest), academics (my appreciation) and helping or guiding students (my talent). I love my students, my coworkers and the institute.
I am a devoted worker. Sure, sometimes I have a meeting I don’t particularly enjoy, tons of papers to grade or I can’t connect with a student, but that’s maybe 10% of work to me and doesn’t change I love my job 100%.
I hinted at something to celebrate in this article. I am very happy to announce that this reason to celebrate was that I got a new position where I work.
It has the added bonus of THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Incorporated into MY WORK. THAT ALREADY HAS EVERYTHING ELSE THAT I LOVE.
Leaving my part-time job as a tutor for the Dutch psychology department, I am going to be a full-time academic teacher at the International Bachelor Psychology Program of the university. This program starts in September 2014 and I will be relentlessly working behind the scenes so things will run as smoothly as possible. I’m STOKED for it to start and feel incredibly lucky for this opportunity.
I also work on my blog, e-books and workshops with love. The art of writing has my heart. I love inspiring and helping other people, and self help books were always a hobby anyway. Additionally, the love for my readers makes me reach out to them and write a little extra.
What I do isn’t forced or a necessity. I enjoy it very much.
But I am human, sometimes I feel resistance to working or writing.
The trick here, I believe, is to reconnect with the love you have for what you do.
So I’m going to be focusing on that today. The love I have for working, he love I have for the things that I’m doing or that I’m striving to be doing.
I’m starting early on some stuff I have to do next year. Out of love. I’m going to write and edit the last bits of the e-book*, with love. Laboring out of love, all day.
I encourage you to join me. Reconnect with why you enjoy your job or your study. Make your working day, your day at school, your classes of at home studying a tribute to that, a labor of love. Behave from there.
I hope you have a lovely Friday, talk to you soon.
*I wanted to finish it WAY earlier but a combination of my own perfectionism, the procedure for my new job and writer’s block got in the way. Obviously I now have to make it extra awesome to make up for the delay (PRESSURE.) No worries though. Kicking ass and taking names while on coffee!