I’m really enjoying the writing of my friend and colleague Jeff Thompson on the idea of “work as calling.” The following quote in his recent post How Can I Find My Calling When I’m Stuck in this Lousy Job? really struck a chord with me:
A calling is a particular type of work that one feels destined to do because of one’s personal gifts and unique opportunities. And the point of a calling is to bless other people.
Jeff reminds me again how blessed I am (and you are) to be working in the open education space. The full post is worth a read, particularly if you’re not very happy in your current job.