Doing What You Love Never Gets Old…


This past week in Odessa, Ukraine has happened for a reason. It’s shown me the light and validated a few things that put a large smile on my face. What I’m here to share with you is that doing what you love, never gets old, ever…

Do I get sick of this lifestyle? Never.

Why do I mention this? I mention this because for the last week I’ve been helping out at a language camp outside of Odessa and watching over kids that have split personalities between angels and demons. This week has been critical to my long term personal development and a stark reminder of what once was…

For the last week, I’ve loathed going to bed and have been staying up late to just to avoid the inevitable… Every morning I’ve woken up from an alarm feeling lethargic and dead inside, my bed never seemed more attractive. I’ve been feeling the exact same way that I did before quitting my old job. It’s a lifeless feeling of having to do something you don’t want to do. It’s not the worst job out there but I get no intrinsic charge from it.

When you’re doing what you love, whatever it is, you wake up every morning excited about it. It’s something that gets you going in the morning. You don’t need a half dozen espressos, you wake up filled with life. Despite the late nights, overnights and tropical illnesses, I’ve never once regretted this trip. Never thought of packing this trip in even when in Vietnam with the fractured forehead or in Africa with that tropical disease cocktail. That’s not to say there hasn’t been ups and downs, that’s life.

Life is short, do what you love. Don’t get trapped in dogma and don’t care what others think. To live a life that isn’t inspired is like not living a life at all. We used to work on conveyor belts during the industrial revolution, now as a whole many of us are uninspired products of society on the conveyor belt to nowhere.

If you aren’t satisfied with what you’re doing, you’ll know it. Change it, waking up everyday dreading what you have to do and feeling lethargic is no way to go through life. If you’re already doing what you love, you’ll know exactly how the opposite end of the spectrum feels and what I’m talking about.

Just don’t get in debt, it’s the worst 4 letter word in English dictionary.

Tips hat,

P.S: Figured it was time for a thoughts post as I’m basically just living an “Overseas Teaching” lifestyle here. If you’re not a teacher and never wanted to be one, don’t think you’ll just go overseas and suddenly love teaching.


  1. Joan

    June 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Great post and a really vintage photo!

  2. J

    June 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Rob, you make your money from stocks?? Could you point me in the right direction of a learning point? I know I can Google it, but I would like to hear where you started. I am interested in reading about it. Please get back to me. Thanks!

    • Rob

      June 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      Read, that will get you sorted. I am a ppt and 12361 member.

  3. J

    June 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Thanks Rob! Could I ask you a few questions and send them to your email before I drop the 50? You have no idea how much I would appreciate it. …. Is this your email? ?

    • Rob

      June 29, 2011 at 12:48 am

      Sure and yes that is my email.

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