Career change: making an average day, a great day

“Time to head back to the salt mines.” said my supervising law partner as we would leave lunch or anything else that was marginally fun. The typical metaphor of equating work with drudgery stems from the view that work days are not good days.
This need not be the case. Work can be elevating.  Work can be fun.  Work can put you in a better mood.To those with unhappy work, I realize I might sound like a Hawaiian tour guide talking to a snow bound Siberian.  What I say does not sound possible.

Now… even on days that are “average”, as in typical, nothing special happening, I have pretty good to great days.  I rarely tell my friends because I know such statements may make them reflect negatively.  But I tell you because you are here to change your career. Your “average” work day could be great.

Recently, a friend from Mystic, Connecticut said “time to make the donuts” (a homage to an old Dunkin’ Donuts commercial showing the baker getting up at 4 am to start cooking.) when she had to head back to work  That’s the feeling of work for most people.  I fully understand. I worked for the aforementioned law partner!

It need not be that way.

Typical work day = great day = happy life.