Monday, August 8, 2011

Finding my Passion

Passion is something that drives you.  Passion is the glue in your life that makes you stick to accomplishing your dreams, the reason you keep going ever day, the reason you strive to do your best at something.  Passion drives you to whatever it is that you want to accomplish, what ever it is that you love. 

For years, I have watched people around me make huge accomplishments in their lives.  I have watched people succeed and wondered what is the driving force behind why they push to succeed.


In life, you have to have a passion at something.

I'm still looking for mine. 

I'm a creative spirit and sometimes I flow with the wind.  Today, I might want to sell houses, tomorrow I might want to take pictures.  What I want to do with myself changes more than you will ever know.  Other than those 3 kids in my life, I haven't found something that drives me that I can stick to.

As you know, I've been reading The Digital Moms Handbook.  The very first thing they talk about when it comes to starting your own business through your blogging is to FIND YOUR PASSION.

So what's mine?

What is the driving force behind why I do what I do? 

What do I really want to be when I grow up?

I don't remember wanting to be much of anything when I was a girl.  I've always just wanted to be me.

But who is that?

At 33, I feel that there is a need to find my passion.  Reflecting, I know that I've always loved to write.  I know that one thing I've always wanted to do was write a book, be a great author, be on the best sellers list and make a lot of money.  But who doesn't want to do that?

For many years, I've want to be in real estate.  I've dreamed of showing big beautiful houses to people and helping them fulfill their dreams of owning their perfect home.  I became discouraged first in the fact that I absolutely SUCK at math, then in the fact that the market for selling crashed.  I couldn't afford to work for free while waiting on that commission of a lifetime.

I absolutely love photography, but you know how you might love something, but you realize that you're not really that good at it?  Yeah that's where I am with that one.  I don't have the confidence in myself to try to turn that into a career.

So here I stand, wondering what is it that I have a passion for and what it is that I can do to that I would absolutely love?

Wouldn't it be great if I could combine the 3 and become a real estate photographer who write great articles to help agents sell houses?



I'm just the MOM said...

I've been going back and forth on going into real estate too.
I think being a real estae photographer is actually a good idea. GREAT pictures can sell anything.

Amberr Meadows said...

I know exactly how you feel. I used to work in real estate and switched to writing last year. It's been interesting.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You may be on to something...follow what it is that you think of often and that makes you smile. (Aside from your hubby and kiddos of course.) What it is that you feel like you just have to do is your passion. Good luck in finding it. I know it's right there in front of you.

Rachel said...

I needed this one today! I am right there with ya!