I have the privilege and immense luck of having one such person as my partner. She always gives me so much, I couldn't imagine my life without her. She has that special way of taking my energy, making something awesome out of it, and giving it back to me. And I like to think that hopefully I am doing the same for her.
I love the people who love their job. They never fail to transmit their enthusiasm and energy to you and it's always a great experience to meet and talk to one.
Today I went to buy a pizza for dinner. There was nobody in the restaurant, only the cook and me. And while I was waiting for my pizza, out of the blue, he said: "39 years I've done this job and if I could be born again, I'd do the same thing!"
That was so nice and unexpected to hear, it struck me. And of course the question came to me: "do I feel the same about my job?" followed by the immediate answer: "absolutely yes!"
It's nice to be reminded how precious, uncommon and important it is to be able to love what one is doing.
When my contract expired in my previous job -an office work I hated with all myself, with coworkers I had nothing to share with, not even the small talk- I was already determined to give up a stable but mediocre position in a company in order to pursue my own path. Eventually, my contract wasn't renewed, but I didn't feel like I'd been stripped of the pride of being able to say that I had renounced something in order to pursue the uncertain. I didn't feel that way because I would have done it anyways. And there is not one single day in which I'm not glad of having become what I am now.
I never felt so satisfied of my life before. It's been a while now and so many good things happened after I started following this path, ignoring the doubtful looks of those around me who thought one couldn't do that for a living.
Along this path, I have found awesome friends, inspiring people, and even mentors. But most of all, I have found one person who did the most beautiful thing anyone ever did: she chose to follow this path together with me.
I fucking love my job.
Thank you, pizza guy, for reminding me how awesome life can be.