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If It Makes You Happy, It Can’t and Won’t Be That Bad

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If It Makes You Happy, It Can’t and Won’t Be That Bad

Happiness doesn’t always mean monetary gain. If it makes you happy, do it! Some career advice.

During my past job as an Administrator, I realized something that sets me apart from many my age – money doesn’t drive me. It’s nice, money makes the world go round and all that jazz. More like capitalism, but whatever. My point is that there is no way that I am going to do something day in and day out that doesn’t make me happy no matter how much I make.

​I have always dreamed that I would wake up loving what I do. Being passionate about your work yields better results. So when I resigned from the admin position, I had no regrets. I literally dreaded wasting my time, energy, and gas, sitting behind a desk recruiting people who had no idea what they were getting themselves into. I felt horrible about hoodwinking them! Nope. No way in hell!

​I needed out, and so I left and began the struggle that is looking for work again. When nothing seemed to pan out for about a month, I began to get really nervous. I moved back home after college to save money, but I still have bills and college loans to pay back. How was I supposed to pay these without a job?

All of this stress and I still didn’t regret leaving. Unfortunately, the worry wouldn’t leave.

​Let me just tell you, it’s hard to get anywhere without a college degree. Yet, you gotta pay all of this money back to further yourself. So basically you put yourself in debt to get somewhere in life which in essence means you’re screwed. Your other option is you don’t go to school, but that also means you’re screwed.

​Still, this life is your only shot. So why would you pursue something only for monetary gain? Don’t you want to be happy? I have some friends who prefer the safer way and pursue a career that will provide security, and honestly I feel bad for them. I choose to pay my dues and live with minimal means in hope that in the near future I’ll wake up in the morning excited to wake up the next morning!

PLUS: I’m Going to Let God Lead in 2015

​So no, I didn’t waste college tuition on my arts degree instead of getting a business one. I chose my major because I knew I would develop it into something profitable that I love.

For those who are not sure what career path to take, I hope my story reassures you that even though the happy medium of “making it” and finding your passion isn’t always easy to find, life is way too short to be anything less than happy.

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A 23-year old out of Texan, Courtney enjoys day-dreaming about her plans to continue traveling and falling passionately in love. As an optimist, Courtney has decided to use her past heartbreaks and channel it positively into what she has always enjoyed doing most - writing!


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