I’m Not Having Fun Anymore

Do you know how to spot the tell-tale sign of a relationship destined to fail?

I have a theory.

You can spot it long before resentment sets in. Long before communication breaks down. Long before apathy.

It happens right before the obvious signs of frustration and complaining. It’s subtle.

It’s when someone’s not having fun anymore.  

You’ll see it in their eyes. Aspects of the relationship become boxes needing checked off a to-do list. 

Whereas it used to be steps forward on a grand adventure, now it’s perfunctory. 

You could apply this to personal relationships. But that’s not actually what I had in mind. 

Rather, I was thinking about your relationship with your job.

Are you having fun at work?

If so, awesome! 

And so we’re clear, just because you’re having fun doesn’t mean it’s not challenging work. In fact, those two things often go hand in hand. 

But what if you’re not having fun? Is this the beginning of the end?

It doesn’t have to be unless you want it to be.

If at one point you had a zest for your work you can find it again. 


That’s for you to soul search and figure out.

I was simply checking in.

– Zac Smith, VC