Ok, I’ll admit it - I don’t have ten easy step that will allow you to love your job more. I’m not delivering on the promises I made with this title. You suck, Alli! Ok, I do. But if I got you to read this post, it was worth it!

Loving your job isn’t about ten steps. It’s about one step: Do the job you love.

Easier said than done? Maybe. It requires two things:

  1. Hard work. Hard, hard, hard, hard work
  2. An incredible amount of courage

Robert Frost’s famous poem about the “road less traveled” is often quoted when people talk about making a career change, but at the end of the day, few people actually take that poem to heart. The road less traveled is bumpy. The road less traveled is thorny. The road less traveled is anything but secure. You have to hack your way through the road less traveled with a machete.

It’s not for everyone. If you decide it’s not for you to take that “road less traveled,” it doesn’t make you a lesser human being. It means that you want differ things in life than someone who does choose to travel that road.

But if you aren’t willing to travel that road, there aren’t ten magic steps that suddenly turn a…well…shit job…into a fantastic job. Anyone peddling a product that tells you otherwise is full of as much shit as your job.

The path to a job you love starts with one step: deciding that it’s the path you want to take.

If this is the path you want to take, After Graduation is for you. If this is not the path you want to take, I wish you well, and know that you may find happiness on a road that’s traveled often. The hard route isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK - it doesn’t make one type of traveler better than another.

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