“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
One third of your life is spent at work according to Gettysburg College. For some people, it may be an even larger percentage of time working. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are now working from home, often at reduced hours, or, unfortunately, have lost their jobs altogether. What is your job to you? Is it merely a means of putting food on the table and keeping the roof over your head? Or is it something more? Your career should be more than just a job. It should be a vocation. The thing that gives you meaning and purpose. It won’t always make you want to leap out of bed and throw your arms around the world every morning. But it should give you a sense of satisfaction and belonging that goes beyond being happy to see your paycheck at the end of the month. A bad job can make you ill physically and mentally. A good job can make you happy. I know this from my own experiences.