November 16, 2008

An Unending and Unyielding Quest

I've come to realize that the problem, the whole find-a-job-that-you-don't-despise-problem, comes down to the fact that I have a few too many interests to be contained to a single daily stint.  

Well, that's great!  Lots of interests = Good.
That's what you may be thinking.  

However, this is not the case.  This is very much not the case, because it means that any position I come across still manages to lack something, because no single job could possibly contain all of the things I'm interested in.  

Duh, is what you might now be thinking. 

But I clearly have been raised, along with the rest of my generation, with unreasonably high expectations of being able to find some life-confirming career that will make me thrilled to battle traffic and meetings and minimal time at home on the couch in my pjs.  

This, I've concluded, will never happen.

Because, I'm thinking it's pretty much impossible to find a "perfect" career that will make you happy.  Because, when it comes down to it, as wise Papa says, "Work is work."  And once work becomes Work the love and happiness of it usually flits right on out the window. 

However, if anyone out there has a way to combine writing dance home design books education real estate fashion healthcare editing food magazines then I would be oh-so-grateful if you could please direct me to this mecca of potential career happiness.  

Oh, and I'd prefer not to sit in an office all day.  Or stare at a computer much.  


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