Wednesday, 18 August 2010

To work or to play?

I've always been a workaholic. It must strangely be in my blood, considering I come from a family where work is always a chore, never a pleasure. To me, if you have two hands and two feet and you're healthy, you qualify! Sometimes I wonder, however, are your employers getting the better of you and leave you with nothing? Does your work-self leave you with the gap in your real-self you just don't have time or energy to fill?

Take me for example...
Attended piano classes, self-defence classes, English classes. Got a job. First went the piano classes, then self-defence classes, finally the English classes.
Now, on my CV I don't even include the 'Interests' section. Well, I guess, I could just say: "I had some, but then started working". I also feel I could make myself sound more interesting when telling you I do all those things instead of trying to convince you I did them - once upon a time! It's not the same, is it? But employers do want interests!

Take my sister for example...
21 at university. Hobbies: photography, modelling, women soccer. Not working, hasn't got it in her blood. When I looked at her artistic work, I was stunned. Something that I always thought of as more of a fad, she has developed into a real potential. Yes, she's ought to start living responsibly. Yes, she's ought to prepare herself for the real, cruel and fast paced world. But I do wonder, is doing what you love really that bad?

No doubts there are some of you out there who can realise both. For some it's the work that became a passion. Some of you had to face a trade off. For me, work is always an ounce more important than anything else. So, if you excuse me, I must go, I have a CV to update and a job to find, I am too busy for interests.

You, however, now you've had your morning coffee and just about to take care of your day-to-day business, listen and have a great day! ;)

(Apologies for a video being not really a video, but the song is great)

1 comment:

  1. You have really a good sense of life, because you have the sense of humor! It's fine!
    Congratulations. By all means go ahead! You must find finally some good work.
    Daniel D. Peaceman, writer and editor of CHMagazine