Do What You Love & Love What You Do

As the famous quote goes “do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.”

I’m one of the lucky ones. I love my job. I never set out to become a psychiatric nurse. It just happened. It was a serendipitous opportunity that presented itself following me being made redundant while working in IT marketing.

My reaction at the time was one of panic. Kids, mortgage, bills! However, the subsequent unfolding of events would end up being a pivotal point in my life. And that in itself is a story for another day.

On many occasions, I have reflected on this presentation of an opportunity at a new, purposeful and rewarding career. And I have always come to the same conclusion; the proverbial “when life gives you lemons” take on such situations in life.

I’ve had my fair share of dramas in my life thus far. Suffice to say the recounting of such dramas is beyond the remit of this story.

To conclude, we may not always be in complete control of our lives. But at least we can attempt to control how we react to certain factors.

Do what you love and love what you do. In my humble opinion, life is far too short for anything else.

Originally published in Medium publication ‘a Few Words’ 05/03/19