Have you ever forgotten what it is that you really like doing and what makes you happy? I feel like it’s so easy to get sidetracked and feel like you’re stuck due to the stumbling blocks of life. Whether you’re in school, working a full-time job or in between jobs,or you have a family to take care of, things can get out of hand. Sometimes we get caught up in paying bills, taking the kids to school and their extracurricular activities, or making sure the hubby is good, that we don’t take care of ourselves. I’ve gotten into a routine where I find myself without energy or even the funds (let’s be honest) to do everything that I’d like to do. My days consist of driving an hour to work, working and feeling miserable, then driving an hour home. Once I’m home I remain in the house and cook or relax. What a life! I’m still young. That’s when I realized that somethings has to change. I need to LIVE my life.
This week I stumbled across some podcasts. I was listening to an interview that featured Patrice Washington aka The Money Maven. I found myself inspired and motivated to find my purpose and figure out what makes me happy. I’m currently miserable at my job due to lack of training in their processes, my horrible commute, and the simple fact that I know there aren’t any growth opportunities for me at this organization. With that being said I’m searching for a new opportunity where I can grow and be happy.
With that being said, I’m currently trying to determine whether I want to stay in my current career field or transition to something else. This scares me! How do I transition? Will it pay less? Will I be able to live comfortably? “Will I be happy?” is the million dollar question.
I’ve always loved writing. When I was younger I used to like to write books, I had a vivid imagination. I used to win writing awards and even received great grades in my writing courses through college. I’m also a stickler for proper grammar so I suppose that helps. Even though I think I found what I like doing and what makes me happy, the thought that occurred to me was, “could I become wealthy by writing?” I’ve seen others do it but somehow I manage to doubt my skills.
What will my next step be? Do any of you have the same concerns as me? Are you doing what you love? I want to hear from you all, please share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below.