With all the free time these days I’ve been catching up on the kdramas and some reading. Finally finished Ken Follet’s Fall of Giants and wondered where I was during World History in high school? Did I even take World History back in high school? I’ve learned more about WW1 from this book than I’ve ever had back in class. Goes to show school’s a waste of time when you’re not ready to learn; and who’s really ready to learn when the teenage hormones reign supreme?
Right now I’m reading Alexander Green’s The Secret of Shelter Island: Money and What Matters, which talks about wealth beyond money. In one essay, he quotes psychologist Laurance G. Boldt:
The life you spend doing what you love is a different life indeed from putting your life out for hire to the highest bidder. The only way you can say it makes no difference is to say life makes no difference.
This couldn’t have appeared at a more apt time, as I’ve recently been contemplating what to do with my life and how I want to live my life. Do I want to continue with my current career, which I don’t loathe, but at the same time don’t love? Or do I venture out to do something I would really enjoy, but not necessarily provide me with the same degree of stability? Do I hop off the gravy line now or postpone another 5 years? I don’t have an answer right now, but making that switch will take a certain kind of courage.