Where Do You Find your Passion?
February 2, 2021
Passion is one of those things that might elude many of us. To this day I don't know if I am living my passion or not. It often feels like I am but those feelings, like all feelings, tend to slip through my fingers.
I continue to be buoyed by the idea that I know my 7-year-old self would be proud of me. Most of the struggles and complications I have in life today stem from ideas I picked up from others. Mostly definitions around success and responsibility
We all pick up ideas from others. Our parents, teachers, neighbors, bosses, and partners contribute a lot to our own self-judgment. We have no interest in those ideas at all and yet we've adopted them. That is why I am turning to Barbie the Welder today. She enjoyed making forts as a kid and still does to this day.
As I look around me and ask "What did I like as a kid?" I am not so surprised to find that the things I liked to do, I was not encouraged to do. I also can see that others didn't want to do the same things I did. I can even see times when I discouraged myself from doing what I enjoyed.
Taking a moment to see what we enjoyed as children, even if we didn't allow ourselves to enjoy them at the time, can guide us to seeing if we are following a passion. I recall making voice recordings, which I was embarrassed by but still really wanted to explore as a kid, that relates directly to my podcast. I also deeply enjoyed the persona of Popeye and his "I Am What I Am" quote, which is at the core of my daily personal growth.
What did you love as a kid? Is it a part of your life today?
I love you,