Even if you work for the largest company in the world, who are you really working for? Are you punching a clock to feed your kids? Are you showing up to fulfill the career you chose when you were twenty? Are you collecting hours in a retirement bank that you hope is enough for the path you're on? Who are you working to please or win over now? And if it's only for yourself, is there an imbalance in that?
I'm not lazy. And I'm very good at what I do. For most people, that challenge would be more than enough. At it's core, I still love what I do. I just find that the reasons I had to drive down this path have changed. And I'm okay with it, even when others look at me funny. If I'm not pursuing the passions that mean the most to me, what's the point? Counting the days until I get a pension is the most depressing thought in my mind. Yet, believe it or not, even in the film business there are people who do just that. I'm in a unique profession that awards with unique perks like meals and excellent healthcare, but it's not the end-all be-all that I thought it would be when I dreamt of it. So now what? What do we do when we hit this new fork in the road?