by Kat Boogaard
Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.
Yes, we’ve all heard that sentiment countless times. We repeat it to recent graduates like it’s the only career advice they’ll ever need. We print it on motivational posters, bumper stickers, and encouraging note cards. We incorporate it into commencement addresses. Heck, I’m sure it’s even embroidered on the occasional throw pillow.
But, does this treasured piece of advice even ring true? Will finding a career that you’re wildly passionate about make your entire life feel like one big tropical vacation?
No, I don’t think so. In fact, I think it’s perfectly normal to love your job and simultaneously recognize the fact that it’s hard work.