I’m exhausted. Exhausted from searching. It’s like a never ending game of hide and seek. My “passion” that I am supposed to be finding… it’s lost.
And I decided today that I’m done looking for it.
Okay, maybe that sounds a little extreme. Or maybe like I’m giving up. But I had a realization this week and I’m giving myself grace and embracing the seasons.
I have been feeling the pressure lately, and I think so many others are feeling it too. The pressure by society, by life coaches, by social media to find our passion. To do the “thing” we were put on this earth to do. To love every second of doing what we are doing and do it for the rest of our lives! Even as a kid we get asked… What do you want to be when you grow up?
Well, what if we don’t know? Or what if we thought we knew, but now things have changed? What if we are doing our passion but in a few years things change?
I realized that our passion isn’t something that needs to be found then held on to forever. Our passions are seasons. They come, they go, they change. We enjoy them and we look forward to the next.
When I was little, I thought my passion was Archeology. Loved it. I wanted to sit and dig in the dirt forever. Um… yeah, I’ve never been an archeologist.
But after college my passion was events. I loved the planning. I loved going to my job very
day and thrived on the excitement and pressure of launching a successful event. But then a new opportunity came up and I switch careers and through my new career I found a love for community and helping it grow, especially in the area of young professionals. I dove in. I dedicated my job and my free time to making our community better for young people. I had plans of service on city council and foundations and boards. I was making a big impact in our city and how leadership was developed.
Then, I had a baby. Oh, how things changed. My passion became my children. I left my
job. Dove into motherhood. Made homemade baby food and started a family blog. I wanted a bit of a career too. I stayed a little involved in the community and young professionals organizations and was out to prove I could be a stay-at-home mom and a community leader too.
So far, that has been a lot of seasons of different passions I’ve been through. And now I am in another season. That of direct sales with Rodan + Fields. I’m motivated to help so many other business men and women succeed and still be able to be an at-home mom.
Until the other day I used the think that I still was searching for my passion. The one thing that was mine forever. Was it Rodan + Fields? Was it something else I should be doing? What do I love? What do I desire most?
These questions made me feel so pressured. Like a failure for being in my 30s and maybe not have even found my passion yet. So, that’s when I gave up looking. Why was I searching? I realized all those things that I had done in my past and the career I have now… They all were my passions! I don’t have to be stuck to one thing. I am a human being. The best part about being human is the ability to change!
Our passions are seasons. We find what we love. We enjoy every minute of it. And, it better be something we are learning from, growing in. And if it is, well then, it only makes sense that we grow out of it! We learn more, become more, new things happen to ourselves and our lives, and we take a different path that leads us to a new love! The new perfect passion for this time in our lives.
All the passions I’ve had before have lead me to this current season in direct sales. It is the perfect fit for me. Allowing for the love of my family and call to be home with them yet feeding my entrepreneurial soul. I am thriving in this field! Do I look forward and wonder if this season will end? Possibly. It may. I don’t know when. Or maybe it will evolve. Lead me to another integral piece of my passion.
Ahhhhh. I feel like I can breathe again! The pressure is off! There is no push to find this unattainable perfect passion I am “supposed” do to for the rest of my life. I am going to stop and enjoy the season I am in. Enjoy the current passion I have found. And when the day comes when things shift and change, I will grow with them and explore new passions. I hope to experience many of these seasons throughout my life and look forward to them all.
Here’s to you and the passion your are in now and the passions yet to come! Enjoy your season!
Please share with me your passions. What season are you in? What are you looking for? What are you enjoying? If you think you might find a season in the field of direct sales, please reach out! I’d love to chat more with you about it! If you want to see more of my journey, follow me on facebook.