With Monday morning just hours away and the slight remains of this mornings hangover still lingering within my body, like an offensive odour, I cant help but feel that horrid sense of dread, at the mere thought of yet another week at work. I spend between 8 and 13 hours a day pretending I care about peoples dietary requirements and then sometimes I get to spend time in a germ-infested building, being overly nice to complete strangers and then I am required to type about it all in the computer until I die.
The other day, I was asked ‘hows work?’ I’ll admit, I had a little grumble about it, as you do, because sometimes its nice to have a bit of a vent to friends and family, about these kinds of things. ‘Well, everyone hates their job, you shouldn’t moan about it, you’re lucky to have one.’ was the absurd response I received. Ive thought about this sentiment over and over again for weeks, perhaps I’m wrong, perhaps people think its ok to hate your job and perhaps we’re just supposed to deal with that fact. Perhaps its ok that approximately 90,000 hours of our lives are spent being absolutely fucking miserable. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives and for many of us, a large portion of our days is spent at work. It’s safe to say your job can make a huge impact on the quality of your life, it is for this reason that I cannot accept the above sentiment, I cannot spend an average of 40 hours per week, wishing it was Saturday, because eventually, I’ll wish my life away.
I’m currently reading ‘How to be an overnight success’ by founder and CEO of Rodial, Maria Hatzistefanis. In the book, Maria provides insight into how she built her beauty empire and all of the challenges she encountered along the way. Although I’ve not finished the book yet, her words are already really resonating with me and Ive felt so incredibly inspired by her ‘get up and go’ attitude to life, so much so, that i’ve been pouring more and more of my heart and soul into this blogging lark. Right now, this is my favourite hobby, it really is a passion project, my baby, which I have been nurturing and developing for quite some time. Rebecca Rose blog is my escape from the mundane, its my happy place, where I can express myself creatively. I didn’t get into blogging thinking it would be a way to make a quick buck, its a hell of a lot of work and so far its cost me quite a lot of money, but I just see that as an investment in my hobby, like if you played a sport and had to buy kit, for example. Im often asked if I would like to blog for a living and of course I would love to, but im also a realist and understand the intense amount of competition that surrounds the industry. There are several potential career paths for me, all of which involve me being self employed, because I really hate being someones bitch, i’m really not very good at being told what to do. I’ll continue to follow my dreams and work hard at what I love, because I cannot go through life continuing to despise what I do, I want to wake up everyday and be excited to go to work.
Coasting through life and living for the weekend is no way to live, if you get that Sunday night dread and feel unfulfilled doing what you’re currently doing, then change it, If you have a dream, go for it!
If anyone ever tells you that you cant do it, or that ‘everyone hates their job’ (*eye roll) tell them to get stuffed. I don’t believe that everyone hates their job and I certainly don’t believe that its just a part of life, that we have to accept. Work hard at what you love and never give up on your aspirations. Everyone successful, started somewhere and although, i’m the last person who should be handing out life tips, one piece of advice I would strongly urge you to follow is just to start! If you have an idea for a brand, or you want to write your own blog, start a YouTube channel or perhaps write a book, just START, everyone has to begin somewhere, stop talking about doing it and DO IT!