The Grass is not always Greener

Monday is upon us. I rolled into work today at 8:02 am, 2 minutes late, but hey, not bad considering a minor coffee spill on my blouse moments before I scooted out of my cozy two bedroom apartment.

At 8:20 I already find myself zoning out away from my computer screen, gazing off into the distance daydreaming about a different job.

What that job is, I’m not sure, but it’s something different than this, that’s for sure.

I hop on my phone, pull up LinkedIn, and start browsing different, new jobs in the area. This is a daily occurrence for me. I scroll, click, analyze and dream about each job I see. I imagine myself at that new company, completely in love with what I’m doing, immersed and obsessed.

I snap out of this daydream minutes later. My mind instantly tells my heart, “The grass is not always greener.” And my heart listens.

It’s true. That daydream job I just had probably didn’t have better management than my current job. It probably didn’t have an awesome work-life balance, or the collaborative community culture I have now.

I find myself always thinking about something different in my current role. My role now pays my bills, and creates stability in my life. It allows me to do the things I love. It might not be what I love to do, but in a sense it gives me life.

Sure that grass might be greener on the other side, but it probably hasn’t been cut for months. Hopefully you can think about that the next time you find yourself in your cubicle, gazing off into “what if’s.”

Thanks for reading!

9~to~freakin’~5

~let me know your experiences with daydreaming about other jobs while at your current job. Am I crazy for doing this, or is it your experience too?

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