I guess the true test of one’s passion for their career would be whether or not they would do it and not get paid. To be honest, if money were not a deciding factor in our lives, I would probably be on the same career path. I’m very fortunate for that.
A chance to enthusiastically do something for nothing came over the past couple weeks, when I had the chance to help our church out with promoting their Easter celebration. I helped out a little last year (as the Easter Bunny, from which I will not offer any photos), but wanted to do more this year. The opportunity came with the event’s website and handouts. I was able to do whatever I wanted and I came up with something we were all really happy with. The event was a hit and bigger things are in store next year.
The design of the website took me about the same time it would to watch a reality TV show, with no out-of-pocket expenses. The printer of the above cards was covering their cost; so the design was, yet again, only an investment time spent on my own schedule. I made no monetary investment and a very little investment of my time. However, I got a lot of enjoyment in helping out and being able to contribute my talents to make a successful event. It seems that I got something for nothing at the same time.