Article in brief: The author opens up to the readers admitting that she’s still looking for something she’s passionate about and decides that it’s time to look harder and maybe change paths.
There are days when I feel extremely motivated to create and to work on what’s right in front of me, whether it’s a new project or doing something I would normally love to do, while other days I just don’t feel like doing anything at all. It could partially be due to the amount of stress I face on a daily basis, and partially because I suddenly found myself looking for something I’m passionate about, even when I previously thought that what I’m doing is what I’m passionate about.
I read a quote that got me thinking. It read “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress, working hard for something we love is called passion.” That right there described my day-to-day life. It’s not that I stress out because I don’t care about what I am currently doing with university or other individual tasks, it’s because I don’t have something I love to do every day.
Something for myself, something that only I would understand, something that keeps me dreaming and keeps me feeling. The feeling of excitement and joy that comes from achieving something is a feeling that I basically lack, and I bet I’m not the only one who feels this way.
It’s about time to start looking harder for something we love or maybe revisit something we loved before to see if the spark is still there. It could be reading something you’ve previously written, simply looking through an old photo album or an old folder of achievements. Choose to seek inspiration from your surroundings and don’t make the mistake of doing something you don’t really enjoy because that always leads to a lot of stress.
I hope you find what you’re looking for, I hope we both do. I hope a day comes and you feel overjoyed again because you’re doing exactly what you want to be doing. Remember that lacking passion only means that it’s time to change paths and look for something else your heart loves. Make it your New Year resolution to keep looking for something you truly love because what’s life without passion?
Alwid is a young lady who aims to become the change she wants to see in this world by spreading positivity and leading youth towards the road of unlimited possibilities. She recently founded her own website hearmyeche.com through which she aims to become the voice of youth and share unrecognized talents. Her column “Lost in reverie” is a place where she allows her thoughts and emotions to flow and a place where she can hopefully create a change.