17 Dec Is your work your passion?
Is your work your passion?
I love the law. There, I said it.
From a young age I have always been passionate about anything to do with the law.
When I was younger, my favourite TV shows were LA Law, Hawaii Five-0 (the original, who remembers that?), The Practice and, more recently, Law and Order and Blue Bloods.
It speaks deeply to one of my core values: justice.
I always wanted to be a lawyer, to make a difference and to see that there was a fair outcome.
But alas, I was naïve. I was an idealist in a not so ideal world.
Through circumstances at the time, I didn’t get to study law until I was in my 30s.
It was great. Finally, I felt as if I was on track. I was getting to fulfil a long-held goal.
It seems though that the universe had other plans for me.
At the time, I was working for Patent and Trademark Attorneys.
I still distinctly remember dealing with one particular case.
One of our clients had spent $28,000 AUD to defend his IP rights and all that the IP law (at the time) would allow him to claim back was $1000 AUD compensation for the breach.
I was outraged. I remember thinking, “That is so messed up.” Actually, I said worse, but I’ll keep it PG rated.
Coupled with a few other things that were going on in that work environment, the message that I was getting was, this is never going to meet my values, nor leave me feeling satisfied and fulfilled.
The following week I quit law school and I quit my job.
As with all situations there was a bit more too it but this was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.
And with that, I went on to work with clients on a one-to-one basis. I set up my own business and studied Health Counselling, Hypnotherapy and Reiki.
Finally, I felt as if I was on the right path.
I did have to go back to work on a part-time basis so that I was still earning an income, whilst I was building a client base, but I had no regrets.
Even though I didn’t finish my law degree, it gave me valuable knowledge. More importantly it helped define what was important to me and ultimately helped to get me on track to what is my path.
To me, everything that I have learnt in my corporate life has helped me to help my clients.
Since the pandemic, work has most certainly changed.
Things like the ability to work from home and a more well-adjusted work-life balance are enticing for workers and many are reluctant to give those up.
While some industries have struggled, others have been super busy.
In either case, you might have encountered phenomenal amounts of stress because of your work, which has led you to questioning what is important to you.
You, like me, might have had a passion for the law and are now finding that it no longer meets your needs.
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