Our society has created a myth around passion and the workplace. This myth says that when you’re 18, you need to find something you’re passionate about and figure out a way to get paid for it. If we can’t, we feel like failures or sellouts. But the truth is that not everyone can afford to be passionate about their jobs – and that’s okay.
I was at a networking event the other day when a professional woman leaned in close to me after she found out I had three children in addition to my full-time job. “How,” she asked, “do you do it all?” I tipped my head back and laughed. “I don’t.”