I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what exactly I want to do with my life. What’s my purpose, what was I put on this earth for…and such on and so forth. If you’ve ever been in this place of intense contemplation, you can probably relate. It’s insanely overwhelming, and even more confusing on multiple levels. After 2 weeks of (overly-intense) thought on this specific topic I have come to the conclusion that…I have a lot of passions, and have flaws within each and every one of them. I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to combine multiple passions into one career, and not have to constantly be feeling as if you’re missing out on one part of your soul by focusing on an entirely separate sphere for x-amount of hours a day. I don’t have an answer for that one quite yet…but I have come seemingly closer to kind of figuring something out, which is better than nothing.
One of my passions is writing. I went to school for it, killed it there for 4 years, and decided it was time to move onto something else, a different passion of mine. Over the last year and a half, I’ve been doing everything under the sun; management, working with kids, marketing, sales…You know, just creating the most random and disconnected career path to have ever existed. And here I am…contemplating where to go next. I know where I’m at now isn’t where I’m meant to be forever, but surely there has to be a reason I fell into the position I’m in. Some lesson to be learned-either in my career-world or my personal one. Some type of journey that I can’t figure out, and it’s actually that that’s driving me crazy. Having no set plan, no knowledge of where to even begin to go next; it freaks me out. Then I was thinking…What’s the one outlet I have that I can connect with others, maybe even lend a helping hand unknowingly, and express myself through one of my passions (writing)? Here. This. Blogging.
So…the next question is…how do I make a career out of this specific passion? The passion that I can actually combine all of my passions into one…how can I somehow profit from it on a soul and money level? How can I begin to make a living off of this thing, this movement that seems to be taking the world by storm? And that, my friends, I do not have the answer for. The only time i’m not entirely overwhelmed with anxiety and contemplating my life and career choices is when I’m in a coffeeshop, or bookstore, blogging. Writing is so freeing to me, and writing about the things I’m most passionate about-like health and fitness, creating balance in ones life, etc.-frees up my mind and my spirit is once again something that’s alive and thriving. So, that’s where I’m at. If anyone’s in the Austin or surrounding area, and knows of A.) any way to make a blog profitable, or B.) Knows of any writing gigs (I have a degree in Journalism!)…please feel free to contact me either through the comments or by email, which I believe is in my about me section. If not…comment and I’ll give you my email address. I hope everyone’s been having a clarifying and restful weekend with the people you hold dearly doing the things you love most.