It's True If You Love What You Do You'll Never Work A Day

It's True That If You Do What You Love, You'll Never Work a Day In Your Life

What I'll lose in money, I'll make up so much more in my happiness.

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You often hear it time and time again, that when you love what you do you never work a day in your life. Well, I've got to admit, it's true. It's true that when you genuinely like what you do for a living it never actually feels like work. It's fun and exciting. It makes you want to get up in the morning and stay late at night. It makes you feel alive.

As a college student in my last semester of school, I am constantly thinking about my future, wondering where my path will take me. And the truth is I don't know exactly where I'll end up. But I will tell you what I do know. I know without a shadow of a doubt the career I've chosen will fulfill me in ways I didn't even think were possible.

When I graduate in May I will be getting my degree in advertising and public relations. Over the past few years at college, I've been lucky enough to have four internships. I've tried corporate. I've tried an agency. I've done PR and I've done advertising. Regardless of the specifics of what I did and where it was, one thing was always consistent, that I loved what I was doing.
And sure some days I woke up and just wanted to go back to sleep. That's going to happen. But I was excited to go to work, to learn, to do what I've always wanted and then some.

Growing up, and even now, I always have people who question my decision of what I want to do with my life. They tell me I'm "too smart" or that I should be a doctor or lawyer. And yes, I could probably do either of those if I set my mind to it. But I don't want to do those things. I'm not passionate about those things.

But most importantly, it's not their life. It's mine. And I want to do what makes me happy, especially since I'm the one who will be going to work day in and day out. Not them.

From as long as I can remember I've always been creative. It's always been in me, been something that gets me excited. And I've chosen a career that embodies that, that plays to my strengths. When I go to my internship and get to explore creative ideas, or sit in on a brainstorming meeting, or examine different strategies behind a campaign, I love it in more ways than I can even explain.

And yes, I may not make as much money doing this as I would if I were a doctor or a lawyer. But what I'll lose in money, I'll make up so much more in my happiness.

I've done the jobs that aren't fun, that aren't what I want to do. And let me tell you, waking up and going to those in the morning is much harder than getting up and doing what I love.

I encourage anyone reading this, regardless of how old you are or how much time you've spent studying something, do what you enjoy. Play to your strengths. Pursue a path that will make you excited to wake up, go to work and not dread it. Happiness is so important and a big part of that as you get older is what path you chose to follow.

They say if you do what you love it makes all the difference in the world. And it does. It really does.

So follow your heart. Follow your passions. Do what makes you happy and you'll never work a day in your life.

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11 Things You'd Only Understand If You're Spending Your Summer Making Money

"I can't, I have work."
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There are two types of people in this world, those who will actually get to enjoy their summer, and those who will be trapped in the four walls of whatever place is giving them a paycheck.

If you relate more closely with the latter, here's some things you've definitely caught yourself doing/saying

1. "I can't, I have work."

This is your famous line until everyone gets tired of inviting you places because they already know what you're going to say

2. And if you're not at work you're either too tired to do anything after work

. . . or going to bed early to prepare for tomorrows shift

3. Having major FOMO when you're at work

Those beach Instagram posts get you every time, it's starting to feel like a personal attack

4. Somehow having off the only day there's nothing going on

why is it that on the rare chance you have off no one's around

5. Or if you have off you have a million errands

sometimes even days off aren't really days off

6. Wishing you actually had to work on days off

because you'd rather be making money than sitting around staring at the ceiling

7. You want to go shopping with all the money your making but all you wear is work clothes

(and pajamas) so what's the point!!!!

8. You don't get excited about Fridays

whats it matter! it's not a weekend if you're working!

9. You don't get the true joy of summer either

no tan for you, no beach trips for you, and absolutely no frozen margaritas for you!!

10. You feel like your bank account should have a much larger number than it does

It doesn't make sense that all you do is work but for some reason you're still not nearly as rich as you feel you should be

11. You run on coffee

But then again, maybe all that money is being spent on the coffee you need to survive each work day.....

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4 Things You Should Know About Your Local Waitress BEFORE Going Out To Eat

Did you know that we only make $2.13 an hour?

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For the past two years, I've been a waitress at a couple different restaurants. Many times, I have given customers fantastic service, and they have given me a tip of $2 – $3 despite a $50 check, and some haven't given me a tip at all. Here's what I want you to know about your local waitress who sometimes doesn't get a tip.

1. We only make $2.13 an hour.

Yes. $2.13 an hour without tips. So we could work an eight-hour shift and only make $17.04 if we aren't tipped within that shift. Just think about this for a second. We make our living off of tips.

2. We have about a million things going on in our head.

Your waitress forgot to bring you a to-go box? Just ask again. She'll remember that she forgot and she'll apologize and feel bad about it while hoping her tip isn't affected, because it got pushed to the back of her mind when she went to ring in an order where someone ordered a burger with no onion and no pickle, but extra tomato and extra lettuce with ketchup and mustard on the side — Oh! and don't forget they want it cut in half because they're splitting it with their friend. And since they're splitting it, that means they need an extra plate.

3. If you're not ready to order when I ask you, please just tell me.

On a busy night when I have four tables at the same time, I have about 20-30 people to attend to other than you. If I have to wait for you to order, I'm standing at your table while table one has a check that's ready, table two needs a refill on coke, and table three's food is in the window. Please be ready when I ask, and if you're not, I have no problem giving you more time. I love serving people and I'm probably excited to serve you! You are welcome to ask me questions, but please make a timely decision.

4. We work hard up front, but even harder behind the scenes sometimes.

I may look calm and collected in the dining room, but I can assure you that I am not as calm and collected behind the scenes. Your drink may be empty, but someone else left the tea pitcher empty and now I have to refill that before going back onto the floor. Your check is ready, but I have to submit an order or else a party will not get their food. The ice bin is out of ice! I have to refill that and go to the back cooler to get more ranch dressing because that's empty too. So please be patient with your waiter! They have more going on than you can imagine.

After we close, we then have to clean the entire restaurant from the dining room to the bathrooms and everything in between. Salt and pepper are refilled, floors are mopped, and silverware is rolled, this can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half depending on how busy we were that day.

These are just several things that your waiter wants you to know when you go out to eat. So when you call me over while I'm walking through the dining room, it really threw me off and possibly made me forget about something else I had to do. Let me assure you that nine times out of 10 your table is not the only one I am serving in the restaurant, so my undivided attention can't always go to you.

I truly try to give you my best service with a smile, because I genuinely love my job, but there are days when things are going on behind the scenes and I can't help that your baked potato with no sour cream came out with sour cream on it, but I'd be happy to take it back to the kitchen and have it fixed for you. I really do love serving our guests, and I try my hardest to be the best server in the building, but I would love if you would be a great guest as well. Respect me and the work that I'm doing. Sometimes it can be hard.

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