Loving what you do

Today I’ve got the crud.  Actually I had it yesterday too.  For no obvious reason, something pollen-related suddenly started releasing copious amounts of crud-inducing pollen night before last.  Regrettably, I caught it.  So now I sound and feel like crud.  My husband, delightful as he always is, tells me I look like crud too.

So what’s all this got to do with adolescent sexuality, you’re probably asking yourself?  Mostly that I even though I want to go back to bed, I still enjoy dragging my sorry butt to classes to teach and talk about sexuality.  How lucky is that?  I knew I loved this job in health, and now I know I love it in sickness too.  (I don’t get sick very often – this is the first time in years.)  I highly recommend loving what you do – it makes the world a better place for you and everyone else too.

Please pardon me, I’m going to go back to bed now.  Until I teach tonight, when I will be happy to get up and expand community college students’ brains for a few hours.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.


  1. “I highly recommend loving what you do – it makes the world a better place for you and everyone else too.”

    This should be blazoned on the wall of every school room from high school up – I so agree with how much better the world is when you love what you do. Work takes so much of our energy. If the only reason we do it is to make money, we will be grouchy consumers when we are not working. If we do our work with love and joy, we will be cheerful people when we are not working, free to follow our leisure choices, which may well NOT be consuming!

  2. Hope you get to feeling better soon, Karen! Love, Ruth

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