A Life You Don’t Need to Escape From
If you could do anything right now, what would it be? Would it include your work? And if not, why not?
I remember back when I had a job, there were many days I wished to be somewhere else, doing something else.
But ever since I became a freelance copywriter, those thoughts have been extremely infrequent.
That’s because I’m a writer. If I wasn’t working as a freelance copywriter, I would still be writing in some capacity.
It’s who I am. It’s what I do.
Most days I don’t wish to be anywhere else or doing anything else. I truly enjoy my work.
But if you feel differently about your work, then consider this pithy quote from Seth Godin:
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” -Seth Godin, Tribes, p. 101
Most people have lives they want to escape from.
- They can’t wait for their next holiday.
- They can’t wait to quit their job and move on to the next one.
- They can’t wait for school to start again so they can hand their kids off to the public school for the next 9 months.
It’s kinda sad when you think about it.
And this kind of thinking affects millions of Americans.
That’s why I think Godin’s advice is so timely and relevant. Create a life you don’t need to escape from.
If you can do that, it’ll make all the difference in the world.
-Ryan M. Healy