Living the Dream While Building the Dream
"Save up for retirement." "Someday you can do what you want." "Only 10 more years and we'll make that move." "Thank God it's Friday." "Ugghh, it's Monday..." It seems like we have a cultural fascination with the future while we commiserate through our present. I mean, if I had a nickel for every time I heard someone complain about their job and present circumstances I could retire. But I don't want to retire.
I get it. I've had jobs that were miserable and unhealthy even though they paid the bills. I also have learned to choose meaningful work while paying the bills. It's been a process to get to this point, and I count myself extremely fortunate. If you find yourself thinking about your dream but not living it, I want you to know there is reason to hope: You can live your dream as you build it.