As I sit here behind my desk at work, feverishly working away on workshop agendas, hotel contracts, marketing kits, and websites, I often find myself asking "what's my passion in life?" What's the ONE thing that makes me happier than anything? Because this just ain't it...
Don't get me wrong. I love my job. I love my coworkers. But at the end of the day, it's still just my job. It pays my bills. And I leave at 5:00 (usually) every day and leave work behind me. It's not my passion.
I love to blog. I love photography, good food, wine, healthy living. Could my true passion in there somewhere? I'm sure it could. I think the secret is committing to your passion - which means hard work and time. A lot of time. But my problem lies in always having a million other things that get in the way of my passion, whatever it may be. Laundry. Dishes. Meeting friends for dinner. A work function. Etc. Etc.
I am so envious of people that have discovered their passion in life. And even if they do not make a living out of doing what they love, they still know what that it is.
I've noticed that people who seem to have found it also seem to have everything in their life fall into place. The puzzle pieces all come together. The overall picture is clear. They are MEANT to do this. My dad found his passion late in life. He was a chemical engineer his entire life, but always loved history. Now he writes a column in the local newspaper about the history of his hometown. He doesn't make much money from it, but he loves it.
Here are a few blogs that I read regularly that definitely have found it. You can tell, because their love for what they do just oozes in their writing.
Eat, Live, Run - Southern girl turned Cali girl with a passion for writing about her biggest love, food. She has an amazing story.
Chic Runner - I mention this chic gal a lot but mainly because when I started running, she was a big encouragement to me. But again, a blogger with a huge passion for running.
Love Maegan - Fashion blogger, I mentioned her on my "quit smoking" post. She loves fashion and DIY (do-it-yourself) projects.
Mom vs. Marathon - Story of a mom with a passion for running and writing children's books.
The great thing about people these people and others like them, is that they always have a background story. Something that makes them unique and led them to this place in their life.
Do y'all ever feel like me sometimes? Like you are missing out on your passion? Or do you feel as though you have found it? If so, share with me! In the meantime, I'm going to keep looking for mine....