The difference between your job and your career is very simple .... what you do to make money vs. what you do to make you happy. During these trying times it is imperative that you have some type of stable income coming in at all times. That's where the job comes in. Doing something that you wouldn't neccesarily want to do in order to keep the bills up to date. NOW, while financial stability is definitely a top priority, it should never be the your only priority. Staying true to who you are is the basic element in attaining & maintaining true happiness in your life. If you aren't happy with yourself, it's IMPOSSIBLE to be happy with or for anyone else. Doing what you love is something that you should never loose sight of, even if that passion can't completely cover all the bills right now. Make time to do whatever it is that you love, and that JOB won't seem so dreadful for the meantime because it isn't stopping you from being what you want to be. Look at it as a stepping stone ... so many people start off with the right idea and then begin to feel trapped within their surroundings. Feeling like there is no way out, so you complain while remaining complacent. DON'T. It is a trap within itself. If you think that this is it ... guess what?!?!? It is. Nothing will ever be able to hold you back unless you allow it to. In due time that passion will turn into more, simply because you get in what you put out.