Why do you do it? Why do you get out of bed in the morning and go to work?
(or go looking for a job for those of you in that situation these days).
Some people love their jobs, find them fun, creative, a great match for
their talents and interests. Some people do it for the money because they
are saving for a house, or paying a mortgage on someplace they love to live
or they want to go on that vacation they have planned. Some do it for the
kids. I think a lot of people do it for the kids – to give their kids
certain opportunities and a certain kind of environment to grow in. Many
years ago, when I lived in Denver, I worked in an insurance company and
pretty much everyone there worked so that they could go camping in the
summer and skiing in the winter.
I've been thinking about this a lot these days. I don't have kids or a
partner to support. I don't have a mortgage. I pretty much have everything I
need or even want materially. So money really holds no motivation for me on
the workfront, except perhaps for money to travel, but that then also means
having the time. And currently, I am attempting at least to have my vocation
and my work be fulfilled by the same thing. In addition to that, because I
am volunteering in foreign countries, my personal environment (housing,
etal.) is very dependent on my job as well.
It is just now occurring to me that this is a lot of eggs to put in one
basket and it can be pretty tricky to get things to work well, or even well