Well here I am, finally. We’ve driven more than 1500 miles to get here and our husky dogs are not very happy with us because we left six feet of snow to get where we are….sand replaces snow, ocean waves replace ice and cold…I’m happy: the dogs, not so much but they’re pack dogs so they settle in well.
I have noticed something about where I am staying for the next five weeks…#1 we live 100 steps from the beach and I’m a water baby so that’s great. #2 the water is chilly so I’m not going in but I walk on the beach for many hours every day. I find this a very soothing process when I want to quiet my mind. #3 There are a lot of people here who aren’t working: they have either retired, been down sized and can’t find work or have simply given up trying. They’re making the best of it I believe and even say things like “a bad day at the beach beats a good day at the office.”
You know I used to think that was a funny expression and it made me laugh because there are so many people who just aren’t doing what they love to do when they have to make money. They are just working to pay bills and I think that’s really tragic. Personally, my perspective only, while I love the beach I also love my work so a bad day at the beach would not trump a good day at my office, it just wouldn’t. The beauty in doing what you love to do is this: you will work hard, very very hard some days, but it won’t matter because the sense of fulfillment will restore your energy.
So, here’s a question for you….you doing what you love or are you just doing what you have to do? It’s 2011 folks, make this the year of YOU, do what you love and the money will follow..I promise you that.