I used to stress so much about finding my passion. A little backstory:
I graduated from EIU in December 2016 with a degree to teach high school history & social studies. About 2 weeks into my student teaching semester, I knew that teaching wasn't for me. I hated it.
When I graduated, I started working full time at the grocery store where I'd worked since I was 16 while I figured out my next step.
I used to stress so hard about finding my passion, and getting a job that I would love and be happy in, and creating a life that was fulfilling. I constantly worried I would never find anything I was truly passionate about.
In the years since then, I've cultivated my love for lifting weights. I can honestly say it's something I'm truly passionate about. I also picked up a camera and found another passion. And I took the plunge and created a blog, which has helped me share my passion for writing.
Fitness. Photography. Writing. All things that I am truly passionate about. Also, all things that I do NOT make a living from.
I have a full-time job at Riggs Beer Company that I honestly love. Is being a Taproom Manager (slash bartender) my passion? Not necessarily. And thats ok. I truly do enjoy my job. Your passion does not HAVE to be your full-time job.
The advice I always heard was to just keep doing things you enjoy, and you'll find your passion eventually.
Fitness. Photography. Writing.
All things that I love. And I have followed, and am following my passions.
The feeling that I get my when my clients tell me they love the workouts that I planned, or they are seeing progress, or they enjoy working with me - that's what tells me that I'm on the right track by following my passion and becoming a personal trainer.
Same with serving people through photography. And same with serving people by sharing my words with them on my blog.
I might not make a living through these things - but I am making a life.