I’m adding a blog category on WORK. Here’s why.
I enjoy blogging. I already dedicated a couple of entries on why I blog, and I’d like to believe that everything I write here is real and authentic. However, I couldn’t help but feel that something was missing and for the longest time, I couldn’t quite pinpoint exactly what it was.
And then it dawned on me: I never write about my professional life. A blog should be able to reflect who the blogger really is — and this blogger is, among other things, a working girl. I do spend at least 10 hours a day, 5 days a week in the office so I couldn’t discount the fact that my work, my job, my career are indeed part of who I am.
I’m turning 30 next year, and I’m (hopefully) pretty much done with the self-discovery journey in this particular phase of my young adult life. All that journeying, soul-searching, and answer-seeking have led me right back to where I am:
1. I’m a corporate employee with a ladder to climb, businesses to grow, passions to fund, and a future to secure – and I still believe that it is possible to find meaning, excitement, and fulfillment in this so-called corporate jungle.
2. At the same time, I also find meaning in traveling, building passionate communities, and sharing inspiring stories.
I’m starting to embrace and take charge of these two sides of me that I’ve somewhat neglected in my mid-twenties. I’m now working on integrating or at least aligning my work with my passion projects — but more of that on another entry. The “journey” led me back to the exact same place, yes, but the difference is that I’m more grateful for that “same place” now. The quote by some guy named Henry Miller, “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”, couldn’t be more true.
So yes, my work is a huge part of me, and that’s why I’m adding a WORK category on my blog. So what exactly will this category contain? I won’t bore you guys with the stuff I do at work, but I’ll most likely be sharing lessons I’ll be learning and stuff I’m trying to do to make work more meaningful, enjoyable and fulfilling.
Do you, like me, have a day job but also pursue your “passion projects”? How do you view your work?
Have a nice weekend ahead!