Thought Catalog


Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life, they tell us. Like it’s that easy. Work is unavoidably intrinsic to our sense of self, and yet getting from where we are to where we want to be can be a minefield of underpaid “making do” jobs, volunteering, creative side-projects and courses, workshops and classes – and sometimes, that exhausting mish-mash is overwhelming enough to make us feel like we’ll never do anything worthwhile.

Once upon a time we left school or university, chose a profession, started at the bottom of the ladder and, gradually, over the years, worked our way up to a comfortable middle management position with a good pension plan.

It doesn’t work that way any more.

The workplace has never been more accessible, dynamic, and primed for the taking – especially as women. My advice is simple, really: whatever you do…

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