So I have a small internal struggle--working for other people. When I try to explain this to people they probably think I'm lazy, unmotivated, or unwilling to accept reality. Maybe its because I was in a creative major in college, but I was never the type that thought about what company I was hoping to work for post-college or the right combination of wording on my resume that would make me sound a certain way to a potential employer. Because hey, I'm a person here, not a piece of paper. I have a hard time buying into office culture--being required to wear a certain range of clothing or forced to sit at a desk all day. I am in no way demeaning everyone in the world who does work in this capacity (especially if its something they truly get enjoyment out of and means something to them) -- so if you hear judgment, you hear me wrong. But, this type of work structure/culture is simply not in my makeup.
And I'll admit, I haven't been in the working world for that long (3 years to be exact) and it's hard to wrap my head around spending the better majority of my day working for something that isn't mine. I feel stripped when I slap a logo on something that I've spent hours slaving over and - at best - my name is scrunched in the gutter. When it's daylight savings, I go into my office in the morning and don't come out until it's dark, what kind of life is that? Who decided that in our culture--working for the best part of the day would be the norm? Back in grade school it was mandatory to have nap time and recreational time--where did that go?
Okay--I should also mention that I went to college to be a graphic designer but have decided that I don't want to do that as a career. I'm not physical or mentally able to work solely on the computer screen without losing my mind. I don't exactly think 2-dimensionally all of the time and am pretty lazy when it comes to formatting text. I'm just not very good at turning other people's concepts in to reality, but who knows, maybe I don't give myself enough credit.
But I do love to work :) My hub thinks I am completely restless -- I always have my hands into something. Thankfully I am going back to school to try to combine my passion with my income. But am I completely crazy, do you understand what I'm saying? Is there anyone out there who loves the 9 to 5? or are you stuck in a rut to pay the bills? Have I just not found a "good" place to work? I'd love to hear your thoughts…
[photos are of my home office]