So the other week I made a post about how the daily grind is killing us and I feel like it came off as really crazy. Like in an “I was an old man yelling at kids for being in his lawn” type of way. And then wouldn’t you know it…. a few days ago I open the paper and what article do I see? THE DAILY GRIND IS KILLING YOU was the title, and it was staring me right in the face. And to make things even better, the study was conducted in my home state. (Great job Ohio….you bunch of fuckers).
Anyways the study says that hating your job during your 20’s and 30’s leads to increased health issues in your 40’s and beyond. Stress and misery it seems, is literally going to kill us.
So what does this mean for us? Well for me, it means I need to live my life. I need to not settle for things I don’t want. Bad jobs that bore me to death and that are beneath me need to stop. I can’t keep picking the lowest hanging fruit simply because I fear failing.
And furthermore, look: If being stressed and miserable at work kills us, I’m sure that being stressed and miserable in all other aspects of our life is also killing us. Those of us who are struggling in life: The depressed, the anxious, the scared, the abused, the all-around miserable. We need to fight so hard so we don’t end up as just another statistic in this study.
Im not ready to give up and dammit neither should you guys!
Fight on my friends!
~The Dark Horse
So Im going to try to embrace the changes that are at hand. Right now, the job I work at isn’t doing good. Its a new cafe with a manager that doesn’t know what he’s doing. With all the other competition for cafes in Melbourne… obviously this sub-par one doesn’t stand a chance. We are not getting enough customers and the boss is getting extremely irritable. Our hours are going down and Im worried we won’t be open for much longer.
my mind is racing…what will I do without a job? How will I survive the strenuous task of finding a new one? All the stress and rejection? All the work that so often goes unrewarded.
But this won’t help me….not now. Dreading whats to come isn’t helpful. And honestly… do I want another cafe job? Im a 24 year old college graduate, and Im not a stupid person. I want a good job. A better job. One that makes me happy and one that allows me to feel accomplished . This job will never be able to do that for me. This job is just “something to pay the bills”
I need to learn to have faith in myself. To trust in my ability to find a job and survive this. Even though it might be hard and obviously isn’t my ideal situation I need to remember where i was inDecember and how far I’ve come since then.
And even more, I need to let go of fear!
Fear is the true enemy here. Fear is what has been keeping me from getting a real job. Instead of looking for a good job I would love, I have sat back and gone… but I need money. I need a job and I need it now! I don’t care what it is!
ladies and gentlemen I will admit its time for me to grow up. Its time for me to take on a real role in life. Something bigger and something better.
Eye To The Sky
~The Dark Horse