- 4 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014 - Courthouse
So my husband is an amaaaazing cook. It’s his passion and he really enjoys doing it, BUT anywhere he has worked he’s underpaid, which is common for being a cook. He tries so hard to become higher on the totem pole but he always gets shut down and other people who don’t deserve it are better paid than he is..which yes…is life.
Now my question is, should your passion be your career? What if in the long run you think WOW I really burnt myself out on that and wish I wouldnt have..I should’ve done something else but kept that as my hobby!
It’s GREAT if you work with something your passionate about and make money…but what if your passion isn’t making you money and it’s almost not worth it?
I don’t want to pressure him into doing something else. I’ve given him options as to, well.. if you were to look back, would you regret not staying a cook? OR would you look back and be like wow, I am sure glad that I did something else. Chef hours are long and hard, as are many other jobs..but if he could find something that is his second passion and gets paid a littttleeee bit better for, isn’t that worth it? If he did something that he likes second best but could still cook at home (not that I would mind or anything ) or for parties like a personal chef, that might be ideal!
I just feel really bad for him. He’s really frustrated and I don’t want him to get burnt out on something he is sooo good at.