It recently occurred to me that for the majority of my adult working life I have had the privilege and fortune to work in positions that fulfilled some interest of mine or for which I had great passion. Not everyone is that fortunate. Rarely have I ever worked in a position where I dreaded Mondays or just had to pay the bills. I know not everyone has the option to do something they love, but I do want to encourage everyone to at least work in a place that you like. Too many hours are spent at work and away from loved ones to be in an unhappy or toxic environment. I remember working as a temp in an office with people who were miserable. Being young an optimistic, I encouraged a lady who thought she was “too old” to find another job to at least look. She called me weeks after my assignment had ended to tell me she had found a new job and had a wonderful boss. One of my professors once said do everything out of love. He said, “don’t leave a job because you hate it…leave because you love yourself too much to stay.” I followed that advice and it has been an awesome journey.