I think I have the greatest job in the world. I've been a Realtor for 19+ years, and I LOVE it! And I happen to be pretty good at it. (As negative as I am about myself, I bet you're surprised to hear me say something POSITIVE, huh)?! ;) But I DO love my job. I love helping people find the perfect house for them. I love helping them through the process of selling the house they've lived in for 45+ years, and are struggling to move on. I love making the transition as easy as possible for them. Taking care of all of the behind the scenes problems and drama, so that my clients don't stress about it, wondering if everything is going to be okay. THAT'S my job. To take care of things. To make them work. To keep my clients' stress levels down throughout the process. To take care of PEOPLE.
I think that's why I like it so much. It's not the paperwork. I HATE the paperwork. It's not the hours. They're not consistent and usually involve nights and weekends. It's not the pay. The pay is even less consistent than the hours! ;) I think it's being a caretaker. A protector. A watcher. A helper. THAT'S what I like so much about it. HELPING people.
Maybe it's because it's the ONE thing I'm good at. The one thing that I do well. The one thing I don't screw up. The ONE thing, besides my family and friends, that I LOVE.