For the most part offices are bland..stale..confined. There is always an attempt to embellish and add a splash of color but the end result is a mocking attempt to bring happiness to a stark space. But what can we really say? The office is for work, not for play.
It goes without saying that no one enjoys being in an office for 8+ hours, if they say they do then they are lying and you best find another person to talk to because liars are liars are liars!
Well, as a feeble attempt to add a touch of happiness, I tried to bring in a plant. One of those silly $1 (though mine was $2 or $2.50?? what a rip off) plants that you add seeds + water + dirt and sit back to watch the magic happen.
Well, I watched. I watched it flourish for a month or two and then I watched it shrivel and sit there sadly begging me to help. I'm sorry little plant! I watered you and it didn't help! Now this little elefante sits there sadly...and it almost morbidly parallels my excitement for jumping into the working world. Excitement followed by fizzled numbness...sad? A little. Exaggerating? Maybe a little.
BUT! Turns out there is a point to this post.
I bet a lot of you feel the same way. I bet you all are thinking the same thing - work is work is money is work. Survival is key. But whether or not you stick to your boring 9 to 5 or not, just remember that there is plenty of time to also explore your other areas of interest.
I look to those bloggers and vloggers and designers and ...well, many other people who are working in jobs they enjoy and realize it's not a dream. It's a step out into something that may seem uncomfortable and unstable at first but working hard to make that goal into a reality!
I still hope to eventually find an outlet (job or hobby) that can allow me to challenge myself and create work that I love AND make money from it. I haven't found that yet but that will not stop me from trying to find it. Good luck to you if you're on the same boat. No need to bust out those life vests yet, you can still sail through..ok, enough of the nautical themed lessons.
Elefante may be dying a little, but he reminds me to work harder. He also reminds me to water him more without drowning him. Tomorrow's Friday! TGIF and it means another great start to a weekend of possibilities! Positivity can be contagious and I certainly hope this will be. Let's do this!
In other news, my hair is long. Eep.