Pursuing dreams and all that crap

Pursuing dreams and all that crap

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I’ve come to the conclusion that I have watched reruns of Friends too many times. I’ll even go as far to admit that I have the entire series on DVD and have watched it a minimum of 6 times all the way through. As you can imagine, I therefore have the ability to almost always draw a parallel to something on the show with what is going on in my current life and quote it. I do this in my own head most of the time as I seem to not know many people who watched the show as much as I have in the last 5 years. Perhaps some things should not be admitted on the internet. At the moment, I am relating pretty hard to Monica and Chandler when he decided (for the last time) that he was not fulfilled as a data processor. So anyway, I like Monica work everyday doing exactly what I want to do and Adam, just like Chandler… not so much. As someone who is living their dream, its tough to not encourage those around me to pursue theirs as well. Watching the person I share my life with work to live and not feeling fulfilled at all has been discouraging, and I often wondered if it was something that secretly gnawed at him from deep inside (just like Chandler! ok last one, I promise).

A few weeks ago,  after a series of events happened that made the working to live aspect fail, we discussed a change. There was opportunity to walk away (slightly battered and bruised) and start over on a path to work that was fulfilling. As with most in this situation, there is only a vague notion of what path to take…but thats part of the battle…and the fun. The downside is that in order to go down this path, we need to downsize…which means moving and adjusting our lifestyle. Really only a downside though in that I am starting to pack for a move August 1st. Ugh.

Being as I’m one of those freaky people who knew from a very young age what I wanted to be when I grew up, and did it, I’ve always been intrigued by those who have no idea what they want to do. I actually think I may be more excited to watch this process than Adam is. Either way, it’s always fun to embark on a new adventure together and this one is already looking to be quite a ride.  If you had the chance to start over with what you do would you? I’ve read that people these days have up to 6 careers in their lives. Not jobs, careers!

Here’s to following your heart…Wish us luck (and we’ll take empty boxes if you have them).

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Even living the dream has its ups and downs.
    This desire to ‘live your dream’ and ‘be happy at work’ is something that is blown out of proportion and these fake dreams leads to greater discontentment.
    I meet and work with many people who are not living their dream and are still happy and many people who are miserable because they thought that living their dream would solve their problems and now that their dream is work…they are not that happy anymore.
    Your downsizing is great … and I get it (maybe my wife gets it more living with me)
    Perhaps just changing what happiness means is whats needed.

  2. Great post, keep up with the hard work, you

  3. This post genuinely peaked my own interest.

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