Recently, a friend of mine posted on her facebook page, "do what you love, the money will follow."
Anyone remember the underpants gnomes from South Park?
I kind of feel like this advice is similar to the underpants gnomes' plan for success.
1. Do what you love.
I know, I know, this isn't meant to be overarching life advice or to necessarily end with that statement, but I do get kind of annoyed when people act like the reason you're not satisfied with life is because you're just not following your heart enough. There's something in the middle there, something important in step number 2, and it's all the hard stuff. It's figuring out how to pay the bills and keep food on the table while you're also working toward the fruition of step 3. It may or may not be directly related to steps 1 and 3, but it's just as important. And, unfortunately, not nearly as sexy.