A good deal of people in my life warn me not to “work too hard”. While I know that they’re saying this out of kindness and don’t mean much more than “enjoy yourself” I find it an odd line. I don’t find it odd to hear, I just mean to say that this weekend I began thinking “can I even work too hard?”, “is there such a thing as working too hard?’. I suppose if you really grind out your days and are exhausted all the time you may be working too hard. Then I think about my work. Photography. Ahhh photography. What a sweet gig I’ve landed. I wondered if I could work “too hard” and I think I’ve come up with the answer that I can’t. I’m addicted. There’s something about my job that I love so much, I feel like I’m doing it an injustice calling it a job to begin with.
I come to work, and have fun all day long, every day. Unless we have a shoot booked for the weekend, we take the weekends off. Well, my employees do. I find myself at the studio anyway doing something. Also, even though I socialize and see my friends and family in my spare time, the weekend is a bit sad because I have to wait until it’s over to start doing big things again. Since we work with/for a lot of other businesses, most of what we do happens during the week. It’s a nice feeling to be eager to get back to work. I feel fortunate but it makes me think, am I even “working”? How can you work too hard if what you’re doing is awesome and fun?
I guess when I think of that saying I feel like it doesn’t apply to me. I love my job and have a hard time tearing myself away from it to “relax”. I am lucky I suppose. This is one saying that’s great to have not apply to you at all. Unlike “don’t be too handsome” or the ever frustrating “don’t relax too much”.
Hope everyone else out there can find a career that they enjoy. It’s a great feeling for me, even though I may be working too hard…