- posted: November 17 @ 4:49pm
I know tomorrow is "A Day At Work," but since these things are heavy on my mind I'll post them now. I also have something else work-related and more lighthearted in store for then.
This shot was taken early this morning after walking in to find over a hundred boxes to crack into. Starting this week I'll be clocking in at around 5:45 ... obviously, no fun. I'm in charge of a backstock area at a high-grossing retail chain location. It's unfortunately found a great deal of success through exploiting art and underground culture by way of commerce. But a job's a job, right?
The pay is insulting, and as a corporation they've never been too interested in the welfare of their employees. Though I've been with the company three years total and never so much as received a review, I daily remind myself that I've taken on much more difficult jobs in the past. The things that keep me coming in each day are:
-knowing I'll be able to spend the day in solitude
-having freedom to spend this time listening to music and books
-and when the day is over, being allotted ample time and the mental energy required to take on the things I love.
I guess I'm writing all this because I know so many others who are also struggling to pave a path for themselves, so they can one day make a living doing something they truly love. Forces inside us pull as we continue to trust that these creative leanings and pursuits will not be in vain.
Thanks for listening to this lengthy rant. Sharing does help, as does lots and lots of coffee!