Yesterday I wrote this elaborate post explaining what I like about writing fiction and how I got swept up in other things and blah, blah, blah. Then I looked back up at today’s letter – H. The theme – Have Fun. My post – boring to write, boring to read.
Follow closely now, because this is a quick one: H is for Having Fun.
I’m a huge advocate for enjoying your job. If you don’t like what you do, you should at least like the people you work with. If you don’t like the people you work with, I certainly hope you enjoy what you do.
I’ve been incredibly blessed to have enjoyed every job I’ve ever had – mini-golf course, hotel, car ferry, resort, staffing agency, substitute teacher, freelance writer, and accounting assistant. I had days when I wanted to leave. There were times that I cried and cringed. But there was always, always a redeeming factor – I always found something to enjoy about my job.
This past year I learned something very important about myself – I am TOO extroverted to work at home full time. I now work a part time job out of the house two days a week. This allows me to socialize. It provides me with new opportunities (that could someday make an appearance in my books). It gives me a reason to get out of my sweatpants.
Whatever you’re doing right now – if you’re writing full time, or squeezing it in while the kids nap – HAVE FUN! I’m not suggesting that every day is party day, but you shouldn’t dread your writing time. If you’re not having fun, ask yourself why. Figure it out, then tap back into that part that you enjoy. Good luck!
So tell me, what do you enjoy most about your job/writing path?