It Can't be Work When It's This Much Fun

Q: If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?

A: As someone who's had 22 different jobs* in the 18 years that I've been employed (and that doesn't take into account the multiple summers I spent working for a temp agency and changed posts once every week) I feel particularly qualified to answer this question.  Since, for the most part, each of those positions was in a different field I've had a chance to work in a lot of different environments.  I don't doubt that I will continue to job hop for the rest of my life ~ it's kind of who I am ~ but I'm becoming more and more selective about the type of work I'm willing to take.

If money was absolutely no object and I was working just to make myself happy, I'd probably have a job similar to the one I have right now.  I love teaching dance.  I sort of feel like it's what I was created to do.  I don't have delusions that I'm the most talented dancer in the world.  I'm quite certain that there are others out there with much more creativity than I have.  But, when I'm dancing none of that matters to me.  It just feels right.  And it never, ever, ever feels like work.  Regardless of how awful the rest of my day has been, when I've finished a class all is right with the world.  It adjusts my attitude, energizes my spirit and revitalizes my body.

The wonder of the fact that I currently have my "dream" job is not lost on me. I am incredibly grateful and infinitely appreciative when I'm not busy complaining about lots of other non-job related stuff.  It is an amazing gift to 1. be employed and 2. be employed doing something that makes me smile.  You don't quit as many jobs as I have without learning those lessons, take my word for it.

As part of my Day Zero Challenge, I've pledged to answer 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. Today's post is the sixth step on my mind opening journey. For more information or to answer the questions yourself visit Marc & Angel Hack Life.

*I feel compelled to state for the record that I have only been "let go" from ONE of these 22 positions.  So, before you go thinking I can't hold onto a job. DON'T.  It's more like I "won't" hold onto a job not that I "can't" hold onto a job.  Okay, I feel better now.

What's YOUR dream job?