It’s inevitable, isn’t it? When you meet someone, the conversation always makes a stop by your work.
You feel it coming from the moment you first learn someone’s name: “So, what do you do?”
A lot of us really hate this questions. How do you feel about it? If you have any ounce of struggle with your job or dissonance between what you do and who you are, you likely don’t care for that question.
When we do work that is congruent with our identity and values, it’s easy and fun to talk about. But if it’s not something we believe in 100%, there can be awkward feelings of shame or embarrassment around it.
If you’ve ever had a job that you weren’t in love with, I have something to say to you: