Here we are at Monday again…

Even though (for me at least) this fine day is almost over, I decided that today I would write about Monday.

I think it’s safe to say that for a lot of people, the “M” word is a loaded one!  For many, Monday means back to the daily grind and that the lovely weekend spent at home is now over.

I suddenly realized that I haven’t felt this way about Mondays in quite some time.  I have been working full-time as a graphic designer for nearly six months now, and it suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks that I absolutely love my job!  I don’t dread going to bed on Sunday nights anymore knowing that my butt is back in the office at 8:30 the next morning.  I don’t count down the hours until I am out of the office anymore, and even though I love the time I get to spend at home with my family on the weekend; I don’t live just for Fridays anymore!

This is such a glorious thing and I am so grateful that I can actually enjoy the work that I do.  This is the first time in my life that this has happened!  The journey to this point has been a long one; from graduating with a (seemingly useless) degree having no idea what I want to do for a career, to having three different jobs that I absolutely loathed, to going back to school to gain some experience and knowledge for a career change, the road certainly hasn’t been easy, but it has definitely been well worth it (even though it’s still just the beginning)!

I could talk about this subject for DAYS (as it is something I’m very passionate about), but to sum everything up, I want to share something that really helped me with figuring out what I wanted to do and to formulate a plan to have the career I wanted; I read this book:  Quitter, by Jon Acuff.

Quitter was the first (of a few) of Acuff’s books that I have read, and it really is amazing.  He is a hilarious writer, but he is obviously very passionate about helping people find work that they love.  Life is too short to hate your job, especially since we spend most of our time there!  If you are in a rut with your current job and desire to do something else but don’t really know where to start; start by reading his books!  They have helped me out so much!

BTW, Jon Acuff literally has not paid me anything to say any of these things — the dude is amazing and a great writer and I just love his stuff!  I recommend his books to people whenever I get the chance!  😀