At first I contemplated asking a trick question. Poll: Do you work? Because the answer for all of us should be, yes. Of course, I know that as women with Mormon backgrounds, work is a loaded word, and not as simple as it really is. The truth is, it’s not even to varying degrees or different pay scales; we all work in this world (with arguable exceptions I suppose). Labor intensive is relative, spheres and markets are not always clearly defined and we all need a break from what it is that we do. But do we value what we do as much as we wish others would? Do we watch the clock and measure our worth in hours, or do our projects extend and reach beyond calculable moments of time? Do we find creative fulfillment in our work? Is our work a job?
Do you know someone who seems to find joy in their work, even though it is something you can’t imagine doing? Or do you know someone who seems to have a dream job and yet can’t seem to enjoy the perceived ease of it? If work is as universal as it seems, and differences are more perception than reality, is there a way to love what you do, regardless of what it is? Tell us how you feel about your work and how you view your contributions to the world.