Everyday Inspirations


~ small inspiration ~

Me doing what I love
Today I did a photo shoot at a figure skating competition and had a mother come up and thank me for taking such wonderful photos of her daughter and the other competitors. I, of course, was just doing my job, though it was a great reminder of why I love what I do so much. As a skater myself, I remember all the hard work I put in before competition and how much those experiences made me grow. To be able to capture a memory of that experience for these young ladies is such a joy as a photographer--a combination of two of my greatest passions--skating and photography. My friend posted on Facebook the other day that if she had all the money in the world, she would still be a professor. In her shadow, if I had all the money in the world, I would still be an artist and forever be a skater. That is a comforting thought. The fact that I can make a living doing what I love is just a bonus and for that I feel incredibly lucky. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans between 25 and 54 spend an average 8.8 hours per work day in work or related activities. That means people who don't like their jobs waste a good portion of their lives being unhappy. If you don't do what you love already, try to love what you do. Remember why you chose the career path you did and try to recapture your passion for it. Take a moment, close your eyes and think of five reasons you love your job. Or maybe it's time to be brave and make a change in your career. You deserve to be happy. Do what you love and love what you do.

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