You have time to find a job you love

I shared parts of this REVELANT Magazine article here {“Don’t Get Stuck”} and here {“Give Your Best to Friends and Family”}, but wanted to share another life lesson. The full article shares 11 things to know at 25ish and I’ve found myself reading and re-reading the life lessons quite often. Life is way, way, way too short to be stuck doing something that you don’t love – that doesn’t bring you joy. What are you passionate about? Do you take the time and have the time to pursue this love every single day? I think it’s really easy for 20-somethings to feel that once they are in certain spot in life, they need to stick around. The main thing I learned from this piece of the article is that it’s okay to change your mind. It’s also very okay to start over. Don’t wait too long to chase opportunities that make your heart sing.

Happy Monday!

01 YOU HAVE TIME TO FIND A JOB YOU LOVE

Now is the time to figure out what kind of work you love to do. What are you good at? What makes you feel alive? What do you dream about? You can go back to school now, switch directions entirely. You can work for almost nothing, or live in another country or volunteer long hours for something that moves you. There will be a time when finances and schedules make this a little trickier, so do it now. Try it, apply for it, get up and do it.

When I was 25, I was in my third job in as many years—all in the same area at a church, but the responsibilities were different each time. I was frustrated at the end of the third year because I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do next. I didn’t feel like I’d found my place yet. I met with my boss, who was in his 50s. I told him how anxious I was about finding the one perfect job for me, and quick. He asked me how old I was, and when I told him I was 25, he told me I couldn’t complain to him about finding the right job until I was 32. In his opinion, it takes about 10 years after college to find the right fit, and anyone who finds it earlier than that is just plain lucky. So use every bit of your 10 years: try things, take classes, start over.

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