Doing what you love

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Blog entry by chidwickschool posted 01-23-2012 06:59 AM 1208 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was having a conversation with myself the other day, (Come on, I know you have those too!) and I was asking myself why I didn’t become a doctor or a lawyer or professional athlete or pursue some other career that paid well.

It was one of those rare, low moments when you wonder “what am I doing?”

It’s good to ask these kinds of questions every so often, because it gives you pause to consider your priorities and to re-evaluate your purpose. After a awkward moment I finally came to my conclusion: “I’m doing what I love.”

Its true, I love what I do. And as I assess my surroundings, I am reminded that I am living the “new American dream.”

I get to work at my home shop,

with my family close by,

I live in a very beautiful place,

and I get the opportunity to create beautiful things,

and to share my passion with others.

Oh, and did I forget to mention my two cool shop dogs?

Sometime we forget to count our blessings.

-- Andy Chidwick,

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 07:12 AM

As the Great Mark Twain said. ... The secret of success is to make your vocation your vacation
Looks like you truly have I am sure many are envious of you I know I am
Thanks for sharing

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 07:26 AM

Good to take inventory like that every now and then.

Enjoy your blessing;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 02:25 PM

You are paid well, just not in money. And I’m sure you’ve earned it so be sure to make the most of it.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 01:42 AM

I totally agree…life is too short and it should be spent doing what you really like to do. We all only live once and need to do what we are passionate about so there will be no regrets.

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#5 posted 01-24-2012 01:48 AM

Nice posting, good reminder about values.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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