New Year, New Start

So here it is, the year 2014 and my first blog…

I’m embarking on this year having made the decision to work part-time as a dentist. As someone who feels trapped in a career they don’t like you repeatedly see the following phrase.. “do what you love and you’ll never work another day in your life”. I’m sure this is true but how achievable is it?

My theory that I’m testing out is “do less of what you don’t enjoy and with time you’ll enjoy it”. It’s well known that if you have/do too much of anything then you don’t appreciate it and it can become a drag. So here’s my advice, go part-time leaving you more time to do the things you really enjoy.. reading, painting, exercising, spending time with family or friends and personal projects. Yet you still have a steady income.

So maybe I’m in a very fortunate position to be able to do this without many bills to pay or any children to look after. I realise that for many working part-time just simply isn’t an option but for all those unhappy stressed out people in high paying, high pressure jobs I bet it is. How much money do you really need? It goes back to one of my favourite mantras “money doesn’t bring happiness”. Sure it can help but life’s too short to spend it unhappy.

I climbed the tree to see the world