HUMANS 101

If You Want to Enjoy Your Job, Try Failing

When I burned out at work, I tried doing things I was bad at. It worked.

Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Published in
6 min readJan 24, 2023

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A lot of messy, spattered paint and empty paint bottles on the floor.
Ultimately, my house-painting side gig did not work out. Photo by Ricardo Viana on Unsplash

Some time in 2019, I became sick of my own writing. This was an accomplishment, considering how much I normally love the sound of my own voice. I had been writing professionally for a decade; I had carved out a beat on “women’s…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle
Human Parts

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.