This is a reminder to have fun. To do things without a purpose. Or a plan. Or an end goal. It might sound ironic, but sometimes the biggest lessons in life, the ones that change us the most - actually never had a “purpose” to begin with.
The Jump looks different for everyone. For some, it’s leaving a job that’s sucking your soul dry. For others, it’s diving into that side hustle that’s been on your mind for months. And heck - it could even be deciding to move to a brand new city.
As we enter the working world, we often hear about this imaginary idea of “work-life" balance.” It seems so normal when you think about it: Go to work in the morning. Leave work and don’t think about work the rest of the day. Come back the next day (no weekends included).
Sometimes people say their jobs are perfect. More than likely (actually 100% likely) - they aren’t. I remember when I first entered the working world my mom continued to repeat this phrase to me: “work is work, katina.” I just couldn’t wrap my head around it.
Oh man. In our world today, it seems like it’s almost social currency to feel like we’ve “found our purpose.” As twenty-somethings, we’re constantly searching for it. We enter the working world and immediately expect to do the thing - to feel fulfilled and excited and full of passion with each email we send.
“Success” is a confusing word. For our entire lives, we’ve been conditioned to believe that we are supposed to grow up, land a job that makes a ton of money, get married, have kids, buy a house and take lots of vacations.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Multiple computer screens and that blinding blue light, staring back at me for hours. Rage (confusion? sadness?) building up in my chest every time I walked through the front doors. Everything in Adulthood felt different - and not in a good way. Not in the way that I imagined.
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