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Ang and I went out last night for a few beers at the Village Pub in Summerlin. I was chatting with a gentlemen and he asked, "What do you do for a living?" I told him I was a massage therapist who specializes in orthopedic massage, assisting folks with all their aches and pains. Continued, below...

 

He then asked me, “Do you like it?”  At this point it was just too funny.  This huge, sh** eating grin just bubbled up out of me, and before I could reply, he commented again, “Wow, you really do love your job!  

 

When people ask me what I do, this is the typical reaction of mine.  It’s not fake or canned, it’s just this feeling I get.  My mind immediately reflects upon what it is I actually do for a living.  Here’s an example:

 

A client arrives (usually) after a long day at work.  It’s hot out, they are stress out (regardless of what job they perform,) and they are looking for some stress relief, some relaxation, and often times pain relief. 

 

They complete the intake form and I always have some questions for them.  The key here is that I truly LISTEN to what they have to say.  Everyone LOVES having someone listen to them! 

 

Then of course comes the massage session.  I think that pretty much speaks for itself, even if it’s an orthopedic massage or a medical massage session. 

 

Upon departing I’m always having a conversation with them, once again, listening closely to what they say.  They depart feeling ten times better than they did when they arrived.   

 

How could I NOT love my job?  I have no ‘boss’ or employee’s, I just assist people in feeling better on so many levels.  I literally ‘touch people’s lives.’ 

 

How cool is that??  

 

So, the next time you see me and I’m grinning like an idiot, well, now you know  ;)

 

Kris

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Comment by Trina Throckmorton on July 21, 2011 at 5:53pm
haha I love it! I know that grin :) I think I do the same thing when people ask me what I do. That's a good sign that you are doing what you're supposed to. Now I just hurt for other people that haven't found what they LOVE to do in this life. It feels SO amazing to be doing what you were made to do and know you're where you're supposed to be :)
Comment by Kellen Elizabeth Sobiech on July 20, 2011 at 4:20am
I feel the exact same way about what I do as a therapist. We get such satisfaction from always making people feel better then when they first saw us and they are always so HAPPY to see us. Sounds like you're in the right field!

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