Sometimes, at work, I feel like shouting “Quick! Go back to school and become an accountant before it’s too late!”
No, I lie. I spent many years trying to come to terms with working a menial job, when I wanted to be an artist. Spent many years in frustration, thinking, “I’m better than this”.
But the truth is, for anyone in creative fields, unless you’re really lucky, you’re going to have to deal with the Day Job.
It’s all in attitude. You can use the experience to give you ideas for your art
Or you can look at it as a form of art in and of itself.
You can do things well, and take pride in your work no matter what you do. You can relate to other workers, and make their days happy. And so on.
Sometime ago, I came up with the idea that your life is your greatest creation. If you’re the new-agey type, you can think of all the positive work you’re doing as creating an aura of beauty around you. If you’re not new-agey, at least you can see your life as the memories you will create of you for other people.
So, in a little while, I’ll be going into work and selling pastries. But I’ll be having the time of my life doing it.