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Are you living your dream job?


Back in March, I left my job as a magazine writer and braved the path of being a segment producer in one of the leading broadcasting companies in the Philippines. It's been six months now, and I am once again getting this churn in my stomach--the feeling I felt when I was on my verge of resigning from my previous post. Don't get me wrong though. I'm fine with my current job. However, I don't love it as much as I hoped I would. Perhaps, it is safe to say I have a love-hate relationship with it.

Recently, I've been asking myself if this is what I want to do in the long run. I've always wanted to be one of the 'media people.' I longed the being 'out there' feeling, to create something, to make a remarkable impact on other people's lives through my creations. Well, here I am now, and yet, there's still so much confusion, so many questions left unanswered.

The other day I asked myself, 'What is my dream job?' I thought maybe if I finally work my way to getting into my dream job, then I'll feel genuine happiness. So genuine I'll never have to feel as if I'm working in each passing day and just really enjoy what I do. Like being on cloud nine, perhaps. But that question hit me harder than a freight train, and only then that I realized I don't actually have a dream job. Not yet, anyway.

Once I talked to a friend of mine who had just gotten into a magazine publishing company. He was also a writer at a news and entertainment website prior to that. As we were talking about how he shifted companies, he then told me that he was so happy he got into the publishing company because it was his dream job. I heard the sound of pure bliss in his voice, and I, too, was happy for him. It didn't really occur to me at the time, but now that I've come to think about it, I feel a pang of jealousy knowing that other people are capable of living a life that they've always dreamed of, while I don't even have a dream to begin with.

Still, my life today isn't as bad as one can get. In fact, it's quite better than what it used to be. Let's just say I'm still on my 'happy-go-lucky' stage in life. Some may say I'm getting old for that, but hey, I've got all the time in the world that I have left. And let's be frank here, it's not easy to get around when you're having a quarter-life crisis like most Millennials and some Gen-Zs do. Just maybe, there's a right time for everything, and one day I'll wake up and be living the life I will have dreamed of
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