Lately, I’ve been feeling sad, anxious, and nervous. And let me tell you, I have felt like this many many other times in my life. I’ve recently been uprooted from my life and started a new one in a new place with a new job and new people. Luckily I have some familiar faces around me which are keeping me sane. Regardless, I constantly feel like there is an itch I can’t scratch.
For the past 5 years or so I’ve been watching YouTube videos and reading blogs and just can’t stop thinking about how badly I wanted to try something like that. I would find a video and blog here or there that I really liked but I could never find a steady stream of good quality information that I would keep coming back to. I felt like I could offer what I couldn’t find.
Finally, I bit the bullet and created a domain. It’s taking me a while to get going and every time I don’t post something I feel that itching feeling just eating away at me. The only thing that makes it go away is to get my thoughts down into a post. Eventually, I’d like to make this internet thing a full-time job. My current work doesn’t give me enough fulfillment and now I finally feel like I’ve found something I like and could see myself doing.
Anyway, getting back on track, I want to talk about what makes other people scratch that impossible itch. Sometimes you have no idea what you actually want but you just know you want something. I don’t think there is anything you can specifically do that will finally reveal your true passion. If you enjoy something, you should pursue it regardless what you think other people will say. If you are three years into your business degree and figure out you absolutely hate it, don’t be afraid to just leave. There is no point spending another second on something you don’t want to do. Your energy would be much better off spend exploring and searching out your true passion.
Unfortunately for me, I have over $80,000 in debt that I have to worry about so working a couple more years at a job I’m not completely satisfied with doesn’t scare me because I can work on my blog and who knows, maybe even a YouTube, on the side. At least in someway, I am getting that fulfillment. Sometimes you have to make some sacrifice as long as you are headed in the right direction.
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