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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE


 I was reading yesterday and an article caught my eye about an adult actress moving beyond that occupation. It was mostly positive, yet I wonder how most folks would react. I fear that they would have an opinion that not only would be inaccurate of this young lady, but of people in general.

I respect anyone's decision to earn a living, as long as it's not criminal or detrimental to others in society. There are countless vocations available, but I think you would agree, not everyone is going to want to work in a mine or repair televisions. Thankfully, we human beings are as diverse as snowflakes in December. There are people who LIVE to study the oceans, and people who wouldn't step foot in a boat for all the chocolate in Hershey.

By being so different, we somehow fill all those jobs that many would not consider a great career move. I'm sure the average woman would not consider being on film, acting out fantasies for money. Obviously there IS a market for it as it generates hundreds of millions of dollars. Forbes questioned the multi-BILLIONS claimed in 2001, but safe to say, it's big business. We watch. We buy.

We might not consider the performers much beyond their appearance, but they are human beings just like us, trying to pay the bills and live happily ever after. Like us, there are many stories of those failing at that, but I suspect that a LOT of the people in front of the camera go on to more opportunities that we never hear about. I wish we would.

My hope is that no one's career is looked at as unimportant or meaningless. It takes everyone, doing their part, to make this life we have work out. To me, there is not much difference in someone using their hands as a carpenter or using their bodies to dance. It's all requiring a skill and customers pay the way to success or failure, depending on just how good the skill is done.

Many of us look around and dream of our own versions of the perfect job. Some may even realize that dream with success. Others may end up dreaming forever, but we all should find our niche and be happy doing what we love.It takes courage to travel that path, but the rewards are priceless. 

The article is right in that it NEVER is too late to change. I am 50 and went into a new field that I've thought about for years. It can be rewarding, if you are finally doing what you were “meant” to do. If you never take the chance, you will never find out. If you are lucky, you will discover your talents best use and earn a happier living by doing it. it, no matter how many candles your next birthday cake has burning on it.


If you are one of the many that don't enjoy your job, maybe it's YOUR turn to change.... since we all agree, it NEVER too late....


1 comment:

  1. Hey Tom!
    As a lover of change myself, I couldn't agree with you more that the rewards are priceless when we can step outside of our comfort zone and reach for something better.
    My whole life (though it has been short) I have been learning how to keep trying until I find where I am supposed to be.

    What inspired you to make your career change?

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