Last night, Martin, Claire, and I got together for a little weekday fun. I was so excited to see my friends during the week--usually we have to reserve our get-togethers for the weekends because we're all so busy. But it's nice to be able to find time to meet during the week: as my friend in San Francisco Jordan reminds me, it's important to have fun during the week because weekdays are meant to be fun too.
Us ladies left the planning up to Martin. Our events were as follows:
1. A bottle of Cotes du Rhone, Domaine Guicharde, at Vintage 338 on Armitage Ave in Lincoln Park
2. Vienna Red Hots at The Weiner's Circle on N. Clark in Lincoln Park
3. A showing of Black Swan at the Landmark Theatre, again, in Lincoln Park
As us young people continue to develop into "professionals," I think it's important to remember why we work in the first place. It's not to fulfill some prophecy of "what we're meant to do," nor is it to meet quotas set by our bosses, nor is it to appease our family. Working is, at its fundamental value, simply a way for us to earn money for us to spend with and for the people we love, care about, and enjoy being with. Don't let work become more important than that. Because when you do, you will lose sight of what's really important.
Therefore, having a job is necessary (and maybe a necessary evil) because we all have people in our lives that we care about and want to have money to spend, even if that person is only yourself. So make sure that the job you do is something you enjoy, because you can't avoid having it. But don't ever let that job become more important than the people who prompted you to get that job in the first place.