Tuesday, May 22, 2012

48 Days: What Is Work?

Hello everyone!

It's day 2 of 48 days and things are already going well! Today the booked talked about what work is. What the difference between work and play is and how they can be the same thing. It talked a lot about how work turns into the thing you do to make money and not the thing you enjoy doing. It was interesting seeing how some of the people he has talked to defined work and play, and talked about their own situations.

Today there were questions so here they are!

1. Who gave you your first job? What kind of job was it? How much money did you make?
I'm not exactly sure what he means by that but I'm guessing its the first place I worked. MY first job was at the Belmont Dog Track. I was a Lead-Out, brought the dogs to the starting boxes at the beginning of races. Im not sure the exact pay but I made around $200 every 2 weeks.

2. From looking at your work life so far, what has been of the greatest value or worth?
Seeing the kids in youth group grow, having fun, and learning.

3. If your job changes, does your purpose change?
My purpose at my job may change but general purpose in life would stay the same no matter what the job is.

4. Do you  think your current job will exist five years from now?
I don't see why it wouldn't unless the store goes bankrupt, which from how busy it can get I don't think is a problem any time soon.

5. What would be the key characteristics of an ideal job or career?
Something that I really enjoy doing. Not having one repetitive task, multiple things that I have to do with out being too overwhelming.

6. When you daydream, what do you see yourself doing?
There are many things I have thought about, architect, computer repair, landscape designer, youth director, and probably more that I cant think of at the moment.

7. What have been the happiest, most fulfilling moments in your life?
There are a lot that I  know are there but I cant think of them all, here are a few. graduating college, achieving Eagle Scout, being able to have Amy as my girlfriend, being Youth Director, hiking Mt. Chocorua(hiking in general), helping at Amazing Grace Farm, Soulfest, and finishing projects that I enjoy.

8. If nothing changed in your life in the next 5 years, would that be OK?
It would probably be able to deal with it but it definitely would not be what I wanted. There isn't any way for me to move on with the job I have now, they don't offer full time to regular employees and they only give yearly raises. I could survive if nothing changed but I would be pretty miserable. Pretty much, No, it wouldn't be OK.


  1. It's fun to read about your responses to this book. Life can be hard to figure out.

    1. Yeah, He brings up a lot of things you don't normally think about.