It's always been tolerate for me, I LOVE my hobbies, none of which would bring a reasonable income, so I tolerate work to make sure I can enjoy multiple hobbies in my free time, and so I can retire one day with decades to enjoy those hobbies.
I have lots of artist/musician/etc. friends and while I envy their ability to stay out late on weekdays, tour, etc. I've seen where that leads 10 years down the road for 99% of them. I went back to school, grinded through various entry level positions (including 100+ hour work weeks) and now am in a position that has a work life balance. Because I sacrificed earlier in my career, I now have the experience to do more stuff at my job that I consider fun, but it will always be a drag getting up at 5 am.
Every day I day dream about retirement, and getting to spend all my time on hobbies. I also think of how much it would suck if I didn't get a tollerable career, and was still a high school grad who had fun in my 20's but didn't make any steps to a career with a future.
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