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Finding Passion Will Take Work

We all want to find our passion. We ache to find a job that wouldn’t give us the scares every Sunday night. We are waiting for one of those moments, when we’ll finally feel good about our job and our passion will be lurking right around the corner.

July 23, 2017, 4:18 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: VOL. 11, NO. 01, July 21, 2017 (Shrawan 06,2074)

Figuring out what to do in your twenties is not easy, at all! We have so many options and so many expectations to meet (especially the ones we set for ourselves). It is no wonder we all feel lost and confused.

 Sometimes I feel like I totally get this whole adulthood thing. My room is clean, and I can even cook my own food (yay!). And then suddenly, I lose my balance. In those moments, I begin to question every little thing. It feels like I am overwhelmed with a wave of self-doubt.

 Life’s big questions that I thought I already had my answers to start coming back to me one by one. Am I in the right direction? Am I actually doing something that I love? What am I most passionate about? Is this what I have wanted from life? Where does my happiness lie?

 We all want to find our passion. We ache to find a job that wouldn’t give us the scares every Sunday night. We are waiting for one of those moments, when we’ll finally feel good about our job and our passion will be lurking right around the corner. Well, I hate to break it to you (and myself!), but constantly wishing for everything to fall into place is just delaying reality. We all have to go down that hard painful path of figuring out what our passion really is.

 It’s so easy to get bogged down in the details. We can wrap our minds around being in a certain role and going through the daily grind. But, what do you dream of doing every day? And what are you really, really good at?

 As we get older, we forget about the things that made us really excited when we were younger. But often, those could be the biggest clues to finding our passion as an adult. However, just because your parents always told you that you were an amazing writer in the first grade doesn’t mean that you have to write and publish a novel by the age of 25. Passion for me is the magical crossover of what I’ve always done by choice and what’s missing in my life at the very moment.

 Until I had found my passion, I felt like I was floundering around in my career. I just couldn’t make sense of everything that I had learned in college, and this new weird job wasn’t challenging me to do anything that I actually cared about. Once I let myself be free, and see where my interests really were, I realized a bunch of things about myself. Good tasting and looking food was always important to me as a kid and I love using my imagination. This didn’t necessarily change as I got older, but maybe it got lost a little along the way. College, job right out of it, and between all the other hustles bustles I had forgotten my love for good food until I connected the dots and started a bakery with a friend.

 It’s completely fine to not have your life figured out, I am sure most people don’t have it figured out either. Enjoy the present moment, get to know yourself, and be curious to try new things that excite you. In the end, we are all trying to find our way.

 So here’s something for everyone trying to find their passion, it’s going to be hard. It’s going to take work. Finding your passion wont be easy, but, it will sure be worth it.

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