Find a lifestyle before finding a job.

Today has got me thinking after my recent posts…

“Where do you want to be in 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, 25 years?” and I would rather jump on lego pieces than answer that question.

It’s sad that people think that your career is the most important thing in your life and that your career defines you.

Whilst, don’t get me wrong career is important because work brings you money, and well, we need money to live a stable life.

However, for me – the type of lifestyle I live is more important than just a job that I go to, to make money.

DON’T CALL ME CRAZY! I understand jobs are important, we need food, we need water and a shelter over our heads and thats what work can provide for us and I applaud those who go out there and challenge themselves with their work and without money – we have nothing, and yes, I do want to travel more, I want a nice house, I want a nice car and blah blah blah

The point of this is that, nowadays there is not enough priority given, or importance on the beautiful parts of life – family, travelling, hobbies, friends, and creating experiences. I don’t want to spend my life working away in an office and missing out on the most important parts.

SO, HOW DO I DO THAT?!

well, well, well, the answer to that question we need to make sure we have jobs that allow us to do that. 

That may be hard to understand – but at this point, I am thinking about what type of life i’m going to live in the future, what life I want to give my husband and children.

I want to do work that excites me and inspires me, but I also want to go home and live a fulfilling life outside of work.

At some point, I will have kids and I want to spend time and play with them, I want to travel with my husband and them, I want to have time to cook and go to the gym, and binge watch reality TV.

“But Elissa, it’s so easy to say that but hard to do that”

Well…..only if you let it be that hard. All we really have to do is take the time to think about the lifestyle we want to lead, then focus on finding a job that will allow you to lead that lifestyle. THATS IT!

Look at the position you want to be in, now look at those people IN that position and the lifestyle they have. If you want that – Go for it! But if you don’t then think about your career decisions.

I would rather have an amazing life than an amazing job. 

Do you think i’m crazy when I say that? or less ambitious?

I think it makes me more ambitious to reach it.

I want more than a job that I come home from and I have no energy to live my life and spend time with my family.

Believe me, I will have that.

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