Making a Change

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Life is strange, isn't it? 

We work through all of the ins and outs, the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations to make things work.   It's just what we do.  As life goes on, we start to find work that means more to us and in turn, brings more happiness into our lives. 

If we are spending most of our waking hours working, why not spend it doing things that we love? 

However, so many people go through life dreading their day jobs and the responsibilities that come with them.  It leads me to ask the question,

Do we really have to be so miserable?

"Yeah, but it pays the bills." 

"I'm just used to it by now."

"It's pretty simple at this point."

"I've learned how to ignore my boss." 

The list goes on and on.  I've heard it all, I've said it all and recently, I'm starting to question it all.  Is that really what life is all about?  Going through your day-to-day in fear and dread?  I sure hope not.  Yet, so many of us do it.  We fight through the dark days, work hard, save money, take on roles we don't enjoy, and do our best to please those around us.  When you're in that groove, it's difficult to even consider making a change.

"That would be too much work."

"I can't afford it."

"I'm not sure I have the time to start looking for a new job." 

"I'm happy enough where I am."

"The grass isn't always greener."

Another list that goes on and on.

Will it ever end?

In all likelihood, probably not.  The grass isn't always greener, life isn't all rainbows and unicorns and making money is hard work.  However, there has got to be some middle ground here.  Life should be celebrated, business should be fun, and working with people should bring joy into our lives. I see so much of the opposite, however, that it's scary to realize how many people are unhappy in their current situations and roles to even do something about it.

There's a reason this movie will never age.  It's just too spot on.

It's also terrifying.

Are you ready to make a change?