At one time, radio ads for Workopolis (“Canada’s biggest job site”) featured various people talking about “the job that changed my life.” It was a great series, with both inspiring tales of jobs that led to interesting careers and inspiring tales of bad jobs that led to a change of careers.

I also love the tagline: “Your life awaits.”

Of course the job that changed my life is the one I’m in now. Those wild rides on the rollercoaster aside, I have the balance in my life that lets me be more effective as a writer, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend — and in whichever order happens to be most important at the time.

Are you in the job that lets you live your life or is your life waiting? What are you going to do about it?