We hear this as career advice so often “Do what you love!”
Is this always a good idea? I have a friend who loved to read and became an English major and, in due course, an English professor. Now she has to read for work and never ever reads for pleasure. She has lost reading as an avocation.
I used to love massaging friends and family and my grateful boyfriend. Aha, I thought. I went to massage therapy school and discovered that doing it 8 hours (or even 4) a day was no fun at all. Doing it for money was no fun at all. So abandoned that as a career idea. Since I had to do so much massge to complete the schooling, I came to really dislike massaging even my friends and family, and the boyfriend who is now my husband has to cajole me big time just to get his achin’ tootsies rubbed.
Is it possible that by “doing what you love” for a living you’ll cease to love it? Does this sometimes actually work out for people?