Reflecting on the last few years and the many conversations I’ve had as of lately has brought me to a moment of clarity in regards to pursuing passions. In my own experiences, I’ve done many things, I’ve pursued many things. It’s hard when you have a lot of talents in the creative area or a lot of talents in general. I’m a woman of many ideas and it’s like my mind never stops moving and thinking of ways to better myself and my financial situation especially. I work a Full Time job and Part Time job but I’m not passionate about either of those. I’ve ventured into business in several areas, several times trying to find my passion. I went to college for 4 years and I’ll be in debt for quite some time over something I’m no longer even sure I’m passionate about. Don’t get me wrong, I majored in Psychology and while I love my major and it’s amazing to me how the mind works, coming out of college my whole mindset has changed.
For one, it could be because it’s so hard finding a job, we’re sold this dream that if we go to college we’ll come out making thousands of dollars and have a secure job. While that may be true for some, I see a lot of people do nothing with their degrees. I’m currently doing STS or otherwise known as TSS (Therapeutic Support Staff) in schools, and I don’t like it and it’s one of the only jobs you can get with a Bachelors in Psych. There are others available but a lot are low paying and most high paying positions want you to have your Masters and above. There are ways around it for example if you work through an agency like I do you make much more but there are pros and cons to that route. For all of us who went to college I’m sure we didn’t go through schooling to come out and be comfortable with making the same amount of money as someone who didn’t and has a HS Diploma. That’s the thing, Bachelor degrees are being treated like HS Diploma’s so in my eyes it’s not even worth the hassle of going. You go to college for 4 years to work for someone else while those 4 years could have been spent doing something else.
While it all depends on what you go for and your own goals and aspirations, college for me ended up not being a necessity for what I plan on doing in life. I always had this idea of going back to school and becoming a Clinical Psychologist but now I’m not so sure that’s what I want to do. I love Psych but is it my passion? Often times we ridicule ourselves for not focusing on what we believe our passions are but do you really know what you’re passionate about? You can love doing something but that doesn’t mean it’s what you have to pursue. No matter what I’ve tried pursuing, photography, drawing, painting, schooling, etc. I’m good in all of those areas and could pursue each one if I wished, but I always come back to writing; it’s what grounds me, what I find joy in the most. It’s taken me a while to realize and while I’m still a jack of many trades and enjoy doing a lot of things, my focus is always uplifting, empowering, and inspiring through my words and experiences, I’m passionate about creating. My major will help me so it wasn’t all for nothing, it will allow me to promote mental wellness and health from a different perspective. Trying to put myself into one box or category over the past few years has failed me in many ways and I’ve become content with knowing I can’t be put into one specific thing. I’ll always have ideas and some will fail, some will succeed. Truth be told I’ll always have my hands in many things because that’s what works for me. I’m not a person who can commit to one career path when I know I can do so much more. So for the upcoming year, choose you passion, don’t let it choose you.
For those who are considering college, do it because you want, not because you feel as though you have to. There are tons of ways to make money, start your own small business, if you have creative hobbies, use them to your advantage. If you are like me and you’ve graduated some time ago and feel like you’ve done nothing too useful with your major or it’s no longer your passion, it’s not the end of the world. Find other ways to incorporate your major into what you love doing!
While we’re speaking of passions and business ventures here are some things you can expect from me this upcoming year:
Note that my first two self-published books are still available for purchase. You can find reviews and product information on my site (findingyourself.bigcartel.com) while you’re there you can also take a look at the accompanying products. Be sure to stay in the loop by following @chooseyoualways on Instagram.
Last but not least, being as though I am expecting and I am a soon to be mama, I had to represent for the little ones. You can now shop for baby clothes with me @mumstyledme on Instagram!
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