Loving Your Work and Working At What You Love
--by earthlykim, posted May 2, 2008
I became a massage therapist because I was headed for chiropractic school and wanted to see if I was ok touching people all day. After completing my massage therapy education I started working out of my home while also working for a pharmaceutical company by day to save money for chiro school.
At first, it didn't really consciously occur to me that this type of giving was what I was really after. I just found that I loved what I did and couldn't wait to go to work each day. Now, ten years later and running a thriving massage therapy practice, I donate massages regularly to family, friends and random people such as pregnant moms having difficulty for any reason, abused women, widows and children with special needs. Sometimes I just pick a person for no apparent reason and tell them that they have won a free massage with me.
I don't think I started it so much for my own satisfaction but because I felt that it is important to give something back when you have lived through your difficult times. It was the times when people reached out to me that I felt most loved. Even when I was alone it gave me strength to go be more positive about my future.
This small act makes me love my occupation and that enables me to give of myself to a greater extent. When I get home at night I always feel great and full of energy. Even though my muscles may be a little tired my spirit is always lively and positive.