Disclaimer: This is not a how-to post. I have not found my passion so I am not capable of instructing others to do so. This is simply an honest account of my journey in finding my passion that I think is pretty relate able and I hope you agree.
To me, Passion is just one of things that you can never seem to find when you want to. Like your keys, your phone, your favorite lip gloss, or that one sock that never has it's partner. It is just elusive and never handy when you want it. Like when it's Monday morning and your alarm is going off and going to that job is just the last thing you want to do. That is the moment when having found your passion would be great. You could roll out of bed, walk into your bosses office and say "I have found something that makes me feel alive and it simply is not here, good day!"
Or when you see a friend on Facebook announce that they got their dream job and they're moving to NYC, Hawaii, or some other amazing place. Then knowing that, that's great for them but you, you are happy and passionate about staying right where you are because you have found your passion.
I day dream about those moments. I really do. Don't get me wrong I love my husband and our life here but I just don't have anything that makes me say "YES that is what I want to do forever and ever Amen" I know when I have kids I will feel differently. I suppose I hope I will is more accurate. But what about right now??
These are the 5 things I have found helpful whilst looking for my passion and maybe you will find them helpful, or maybe this will be a list of 5 things that are NOT helpful. Either way, I only hope to help you.
1)Pray about it. Ask God, because He actually knows what it is.
2)Dedicate time to spend time with Jesus everyday. As stated above Jesus knows what your passion is. Spending time with Him can only increase your chances of Him guiding you there.
3)Think about how you spend your free time. Pretend you have 2 full days to do whatever you want. Your house is clean, you are fully rested, you don't have homework. What do you do? If it were me, I would go see my family, have dessert, take a yoga class, and go on a boat ride.
4)So after you've had a great 2 days of doing whatever you want - you still gotta figure out what your passion is. But hopefully you're in a good mood.
5) BEEP BEEP BEEP <--- That's your alarm going off at 4:30 in the morning. BUT it's ok because you are waking up this early to______________.
Fill in that blank. That might be something you are passionate about.
I told you this wasn't a how-to guide at the beginning. I am just here to help you brain storm. I don't know what my passion is either.
Let me know if you have any tips and maybe next time we can actually find our passions!