In Pursuit of Passion

I was writing this post a while ago and decided to finally post it. I’m going to start integrating my regular posts back into the blog. I need to get back into my regular writing as I’ve been missing it! And so much has been happening in the world that I want to write about, so I’m drafting up some things to start putting out here. Anyway, here’s a non-therapy post. Enjoy!

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I was reading a devotional on the Bible app called, “Motivation: Finding Your It” and I read this below:

Blessings follow those who are doing the work that they were made to do. Money should be an incentive, not a motivation for you to do quality work. Your β€œit” has to be bigger than the money. It has to be bigger than the obstacles placed in front of you.

This quote is exactly why I stopped pursuing the things that I had a passion for. I stopped because everything I wanted to do wouldn’t bring me the income I wanted/the income we needed. I always focused on the money and it broke my heart when I realized whatever I wanted to pursue wasn’t going to be enough financially. I wish I could go back in time and continue those ventures harder. Maybe one of those things could’ve been a success and I wouldn’t be in therapy now.

However, as the saying goes, “everything happens for a reason”. And I’m so, so happy I decided to go to therapy! I needed it in so many areas of my life outside of just work-life issues.

I just wanted to share this because I know there are people out there (hey friends!) that have shared with me that they are tired of their jobs. I get it. I used to love my first job out of college, until I learned everything I needed to know in about six months! It got boring real fast, as the job never really changed over the 4.5 yrs I was there. Luckily, the staff I worked with (except for one person) was GREAT. Otherwise, I probably would’ve gone to grad school much sooner!

We all want to be in positions where we could walk away from boring, terrible, draining jobs but we can’t. We have bills to pay, families to provide for, etc. But being in the position I’m in now, with the help of therapy, is helping me realize how important our work is in the grand scheme of things. Outside of writing, I have always wanted to do something that would help people, which is why I fell in love with advising. I’m more of a one-on-one type of person (yay introverts!) and the idea of helping individuals always appealed to me. I think about this all the time, along with truly getting back into writing. I have an idea I’ve been mulling over in my head for years, but have dropped it several times for reasons mentioned above. Anxiety issues didn’t help either, so I’ve just tossed it aside. But my last therapy session gave me the jolt I needed to at least look at ways I can do it. I’m excited…with reservation! πŸ™‚

Anyway, that’s all for now. A new therapy blog will come after my May 28th session. Stay tuned! πŸ™‚

-t

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