31 May 2007

Loving What I Do...

is one step closer to doing what I love.

I gave two weeks notice at my job from hell, and have been training at my new job. I love this job already. I could see making a career out of being a Sleep Tech. And given the hours, I would be able to pursue my vocation much easier than if I continued to work as an office whore.

So why am I making the distinction between my career and my vocation? Well, as much as I want to be a midwife, I don't see making a living from it, and that's a good thing. If I expect to make a financial living from catching babies at home, I know I'll be disappointed. I want to do it because I love doing it. I think I have found something I could make into a career, while pursuing my vocation.

I can't remember the last time I had a job where I absolutely loved what I was doing. This is a new thing for me. I enjoy the balance between caring for clients, and working with crazy high-tech medical equipment. This job makes me have to think. I like having to think. I have to consider what health issues and medications will affect what I see on the computer screen, and how the patient will sleep or adjust to using a CPAP device. I like making people feel at ease. I like the hours. I like wearing scrubs and a lab coat. The work is fascinating. It feels good. Wicked good.

I'll gladly take loving what I do for now.

1 comment:

joshua said...

You know, I read that as a CRAP device.

Cuz I have one of those built-in.