In response to why and whether I love my job, I would say that only once I had a job I did not love. That was a brief time and I had to work there in order to become eligible for the next step. I went into every job with enthusiasm and tried not to think of the negatives. So much of your work is your attitude, and that can overcome even difficult conditions. I began as a teacher and determined to become a counselor. I had to obtain further training so I could be a school counselor. I then went back to school so I could become an administrator, and I later became a guidance director in Houston ISD. After I retired, I came back and served as a drug-free schools coordinator. Later I did training and consulting for schools and businesses and worked as a consultant for ACT. I have also had a private counseling practice for years and developed a part time business with a colleague where we provide an online scholarship database for schools and individuals. Along with that I have been a tour leader and an artist. I have always loved what I did and if I got bored, I just developed a side job or a hobby to help me develop more fun in my life. I have never been bored or rich, but I have always had fun and enjoyed my life, and I have always had enough money to have a great life. I guess my answer is I love variety, connection with others, the ability to have some element of control over my activities, the ability to exercise my creativity and joy. I think my attitude was a huge factor. I never gave up, I just looked for other challenges. I love to help others. I am also now an artist that keeps me connected with other fun people and am counseling others just as part of my gift. I will never stop learning new things and growing as a person. Hope this helps.