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Do You Hate Your Job?

A year ago I heard Jon Kabat-Zinn present and he echoed this thought. He said. “Get a Job with a capital J and stop doing someone else’s work.” When you leave at the end of the day, it is nice to look forward to coming back the next day. For a couple of years, I lost the passion to be in the classroom with the children. I let others take that away from me. When I took back during my last year, I felt good and whole again. I enjoyed being in the classroom learning alongside and with the students.

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Stuart Young has written a new book titled Do You Hate Your Job? The link will take you directly to his blog with information about his new book and how you can get it at a price that is to good to be true… Free!

I just received my copy and am looking forward to reading it.  I read Stu’s first book “How To Change Your Life One Day At a Time” which I feel is a must read.  Each day you are prompted to really think about how your life is, and what you want to do with the time you have here.

Have a great Thursday everyone!


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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

6 responses »

  1. I envy that. I am hoping to find paid work doing this, writing. For now, I just beat the sidewalks in search of work that pays.

  2. No, I always had great joy going to work, because I was always helping others to solve problems in their lives. I love meeting new people, I always found doing that was a great pleasure. And most of the time the pay was not good but the smiles and their gratefulness was always priceless! I am no longer work that way but I hope that I still touch others through what I share!

  3. Enjoying what one does is key to a wonderful life. Sharing it with someone you love is the ultimate! I have always enjoyed every job I have held, each happening at a point in my life that was not planned but just unfolded as my life moved forward. I am now entering what I call the last job of my working career. Retirement! I trust it will be as interesting and rewarding as all the previous.

    • Well said Bill. Your point about sharing work as the ultimate is accurate. Retirement is interesting and fulfilling. It is a time to re-tire or re-throw in life.The French word for throw is tirer and it is part of the etymology of retire.


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