Okay, I’ve been preaching about doing what you love, finding your dream job and all that for a while now, so I’ll assume by this point many of you have quit or been fired from your old jobs and are now in a constant state of bliss. Well that’s exactly the problem situation I’ve found myself in recently.
I used to work in advertising. I would spend my days doing ad stuff, then go out at night and perform, or take class, or teach improv. Do what I like for money, do what I love in my spare time.
But now I’m doing what I love as my job. You see the problem, right? What the hell am I supposed to do with my spare time? More improv? More teaching? I’d just get paid for it, then I’d be loving work* again. You know what I mean?!
What I’ve had to do is look for new things to love. There’s a whole world of cool stuff out there: skydiving, learning an instrument, juggling, writing a movie, building a fridge, moving things with your mind, raising a goat, or trying something weird.
I know, I know, it’s a vicious circle. Do what you love, then love something new, then do that, then love something new, then do that. It never ends.
Listen, I know it can feel overwhelming to be constantly smiling and laughing all the time, but believe me, you get used to it. Eventually it even starts to feel normal.