Can Doing What You Love Become a Chore?
One of my dreams is to be able to work for myself from home. I’d love to accomplish this by photography, graphic design, selling my crafts, soap making, and dabbling in whatever other interests me. I want to create things, and being a banker sometimes just doesn’t cut it. I long for something new, something different, where I can put my skills to use.
At the same time though, when I do take on a wedding photography client, proofing the pictures can be such a pain! I sit there for hours, analyzing (and over analyzing) the shots. I work for so long editing the pictures that my eyes get blurry and I start to get a headache. Not good at all!
It makes me think- I love photography and taking pictures. When it is a job though, sometimes it is more stressful than it is enjoyable. For instance, this weekend I am shooting a wedding and I’m already nervous about it! Even though I know it will be fine and everything will turn out well, I still worry.
I just need to realize that nothing is perfect and that in the end, what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger. As long as I’m enjoying what I do, that’s all that matters.
What do you think- do you think if you had to do something you love as “work” everyday, would it become a chore?
image from ragnarfreyer