Do You Love Your Career?

There are several things you can count on during a Chicago Summer:

  1. Humidity
  2. Al fresco dining
  3. Ravinia
  4. Rooftop parties
  5. The farmer’s market
  6. Grant Park events: The Jazz Festival/The Taste of Chicago
  7. Window washers

Window washers repel sky scrapers, startling coworkers (and those living in=
high rises) around the city, providing a break and a little show. As they =
cleaned my and my neighbors’ windows, I uttered, “What a horrible job”.
She was silent for a beat, seemingly in awe of the washers and then said, “=
I don’t know, depends…”
I thought about =C2=A0it for a moment. She was right. It would be a horribl=
e job for me. I hate heights, but if you’re a thrill seeker or maybe wanted=
to be in the circus at some point in your life, or maybe as a child you an=
swered the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” with “Spide=
r-man”, this might be one way to fulfill those needs. It’s much cheaper tha=
n jumping out of planes, bungee jumping, a motorcycle or joining some thril=
l seeking club…and they get paid for it!
How do you choose your assignments or jobs? For many of us, it’s what was e=
xpected/easiest/what’s next on the career track/what we studied in school a=
nd the list goes on, but what if we chose by what makes our hearts race?
What would that look like for you?