who here truly loves what they do?

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    Jul 01, 2010 4:25 AM GMT
    ... and what have you sacrificed to be doing what you do?

    did you give up a 7 figure salary to be a fashion designer, or give up a life in the private sector to work as a teacher and get a lot of vacation time to travel, or as a gov't employee with relaxed hours to come home and paint while receiving a free pension?

    merely being okay with it, or 'it pays the bills' doesn't count..

    i find that when i want to do something like move to a different city and start something on my own, i actually like where i'm at now as i prefer a cushy existence as to effort. maybe i haven't found my passion, or maybe laziness is my passion after all.
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    Jul 01, 2010 4:36 AM GMT
    Read my bio. Every one of my current careers were former hobbies; and I have more hobbies left if these get old.

    I feel like I have been "retired" since I got out of college. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 01, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    ok do you do all at once???

    Pilot; Photographer; Musician/composer; Workout freak

    or do you stop one then go to the next?? i cant imagine you flying a plane commercially, then canceling a flight to photograph a wedding so im guess you do the latter?

    2. do you find that when you become "forced" to do you your hobby as a career, it starts feeling more like a job and you lose a bit of interest, even if just slightly?

    3. slightly off topic, but why do you choose to be single? is it because you're too busy enjoying your hobbies or are ltr's just too much of a headache and weighty in general (which i can understand)
  • calibro

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    Jul 01, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    do you ever get tired of starting threads about or alluding to your money, obsession with fame, and/or sloth?
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    Jul 01, 2010 7:55 AM GMT
    Hmm, gave up med school to be a musician.. that isnt working out at this point, so Im in med school on and off... would prefer to just have a job and make money tho
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    Jul 01, 2010 7:57 AM GMT
    I'm a theater major working in a coffee shop right now, studying to be an actor. I absolutely love it and I don't think there's anything else I could do with my life ( Acting, not coffee shop work. )

    At this point it feels like going into anything else would leave me feeling less alive.
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    Jul 01, 2010 8:55 AM GMT
    I am a med student right now and I love it even though I am getting worked like a biotch. I would not trade this path I am on right now for any other.

    I cannot wait to start clinical rotations
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    Jul 01, 2010 9:48 AM GMT
    I do guys; so yes, I love what I do.
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    Jul 01, 2010 1:35 PM GMT
    For the most part I love what I do or I wouldn't keep doing it after 21 years. Considering early retirement though. Want to travel more and do some volunteer work. More interested in personal satisfaction than a huge paycheck at this point. Approx. 2 years to go until I do that.
  • masculumpedes

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    Jul 01, 2010 2:11 PM GMT
    I'm an Electrician and I started my own Company a little over 5 years ago. It's had it's ups and downs but it's great! As far as what I've sacrificed.....the normal things...such as a part of of my personal life and dating the college guys icon_wink.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Jul 01, 2010 2:38 PM GMT
    Yes.

    I'm blessed, in that my career has chosen me, in a way, rather than me choosing my career. This is something I accepted after some time working in various aspects or segments of my industry that I thought I wanted to pursue, but which never fully satisfied me. Ultimately what I do best revealed itself to me, and those who would/could/did hire me, and was not so easily defined or categorized. Still, I followed through fairly blissfully by essentially inventing my own career, without apology for the fact that it isn't entirely text-book.

    The result is that I love my work, my clients, my colleagues, and spend a great deal less time worrying about positioning, compensation and title. Yes, I truly love what I do.

  • HOTWEILLER

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    Jul 01, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    Yes.
    I love my carreer and i don`t think i would be happier doing another thing. But i don`t want this for the rest of my life. I always seek for more.icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 01, 2010 3:08 PM GMT
    calibro saiddo you ever get tired of starting threads about or alluding to your money, obsession with fame, and/or sloth?


    I agree, whats with these new, can't stop spouting off their mouth. no photo, guys? BLOCK is the best cure.

    this is a direct correlation, to why you are over weight. GET REAL, do something about it, instead of wasting time, typing on here.

    the ball's in your court. [and YES, i hope this makes you mad, and you get off your arse, and into the gym]
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    Jul 01, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    WRESTLINGGUY saidYes.
    I love my carreer and i don`t think i would be happier doing another thing. But i don`t want this for the rest of my life. I always seek for more.icon_cool.gif



    what do you do sexy.. wrestler? GRRRRicon_twisted.gif
  • tazzari

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    Jul 01, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    Teacher (loved it), morphing into ski coach (loved it), morphing into USST coach (loved it), morphing into freelance ski tech (loved it), retired (mixed bag!).

    Sacrifice? Never made much, but what does "sacrifice" mean when you're doing what you love to do? I missed some parties, some family stuff, watching TV... because I was always busy and engaged. But I saw a lot of the world, got to compete at the highest level, made friends I admire and cherish, and I have a ton of great memories. You have to "sacrifice" to do anything well, because doing things well means focusing on what you're doing to the exclusion of anything that distracts.

    Never got rich - but no regrets here!
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    Jul 01, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    well I love music, but I hate not having money so its 50-50 I guess icon_razz.gif
  • HOTWEILLER

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    Jul 01, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    jduckj



    what do you do sexy.. wrestler? GRRRR


    No, i work offshore in an Oil Rig in Brazil`s Coast.

    Wrestling is just a horny hobby.
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    Jul 01, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    WRESTLINGGUY said
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    what do you do sexy.. wrestler? GRRRR


    No, i work offshore in an Oil Rig in Brazil`s Coast.

    Wrestling is just a horny hobby.


    PELICAN MURDERERR!! hahh jk thats hot ever get any action on the rig?
  • HOTWEILLER

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    Jul 01, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
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    PELICAN MURDERERR!! hahh jk thats hot ever get any action on the rig?


    No, never and i am not intending to. It`s my job and i must respect it Anyway even if i wanted most guys here SUCK.
    There were some ''almost-experiences'' i must adimit, but nobody knows about me here and i want it to continue exactly how it is.
  • vindog

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    Jul 01, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    CycleSail said
    calibro saiddo you ever get tired of starting threads about or alluding to your money, obsession with fame, and/or sloth?


    I agree, whats with these new, can't stop spouting off their mouth. no photo, guys? BLOCK is the best cure.

    this is a direct correlation, to why you are over weight. GET REAL, do something about it, instead of wasting time, typing on here.

    the ball's in your court. [and YES, i hope this makes you mad, and you get off your arse, and into the gym]




    Taking internet message boards too seriously....yes...both of you. Obviously you spend too much time on here to even realize who he is or that he posts too much....or that his content isn't up to your code.




    My career started as a total hobby. Wanted to promote music I like. Has become this monster that I can't even believe.

    I work for myself, I get to promote music that I love and believe in. I get to work with respectful (overall) performers and people with good ethics and values (overall).

    I do have to work in some avenues I don't love, but it's still better than 9-5 M-F (a schedule that doesn't work for me).

    The money is not stellar, but it's good and I see a future.






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    Jul 01, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    I started off as a psych major in college, thinking that music (I've played piano since I was 4) wasn't a valid career choice. I've also always been a very verbally-oriented person, but didn't know what impact that would have on my professional future.

    Today, I'm a very successful composer of musicals and am also one of the busier voice-over artists in Minneapolis.

    I get payed to play and talk. How great is that?

    As far as what I "gave up" is concerned...I guess I gave up having to get up at a particular time, I gave up sitting in a cubicle, and I hardly ever have to wear a tie!

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  • calibro

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    Jul 02, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    vindog said
    CycleSail said
    calibro saiddo you ever get tired of starting threads about or alluding to your money, obsession with fame, and/or sloth?


    I agree, whats with these new, can't stop spouting off their mouth. no photo, guys? BLOCK is the best cure.

    this is a direct correlation, to why you are over weight. GET REAL, do something about it, instead of wasting time, typing on here.

    the ball's in your court. [and YES, i hope this makes you mad, and you get off your arse, and into the gym]




    Taking internet message boards too seriously....yes...both of you. Obviously you spend too much time on here to even realize who he is or that he posts too much....or that his content isn't up to your code.




    My career started as a total hobby. Wanted to promote music I like. Has become this monster that I can't even believe.

    I work for myself, I get to promote music that I love and believe in. I get to work with respectful (overall) performers and people with good ethics and values (overall).

    I do have to work in some avenues I don't love, but it's still better than 9-5 M-F (a schedule that doesn't work for me).

    The money is not stellar, but it's good and I see a future.








    i tend to ignore advice given by people who split their infinitives.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jul 02, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    Dude, I love what I do. However, like most, there are days when I am not liking as much as I normally do. I get to help people reach there goals. I get to change their lives. I get to see the look on their face when they can their results. When I do I fee like I have accomplished something
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    Jul 02, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    Personal trainer here and I love what I do.
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    Jul 02, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    calibro said

    i tend to ignore advice given by people who split their infinitives.


    Wow. A grammarian on Real Jock. You are so cracking me up . . .