If I had one super power it would be getting way too excited, in the moment, and immediately wanting to take action. That sounds pretty cool, right? Well. I have a way with getting these moments of… clarity, then wanting to go from 0-100 in four seconds and change EVERYTHING that I’ve been doing.
These past few months in California have been full of focusing on how to harness that energy, talk myself (and talk everyone else’s ear off) through my ideas, sorting through what that idea actually means and setting smaller goals.
If you’ve ever listened to Simon Sinek, you’ll totally understand what I mean when I say I have (or am TERRIFIED that I have) symptoms of being a millennial. He talks about our generation that constantly wants to make an impact, but won’t sit around and wait for it. Or, better yet, simply won’t put in the time to get to where they want to be. Instant gratification. Always. Thanks a lot, Amazon Prime.
While that’s something I know is true for some people, I think it’s really important to understand exactly what that means and what finding your passion looks like. Skipping around from job to job trying to find what fits for YOU is not bad; you shouldn’t be in a job that you hate- but also don’t just go and quit! Because we all know someone needs to buy you those expensive avocados.
I’m in the middle (or basically at the very beginning) of finding my why.
Why do I want to write?
Why are my feelings pulling me in another direction?
Why would anyone, including myself, care?
I’m not here to give anyone advice, but I do think that finding a why and finding that passion is something that I was missing and something I’ve been trying focusing on.
(The only advice I WILL give you directly is to eat the ice cream. All of it.)
It took me finding someone that was willing to ask me those hard questions and make me push myself to realize I don’t have to settle and that I can literally be anything I want to be, as long as I apply myself.
It’s okay to be sitting here, at 27 years old, and not have a clue what to do. It’s okay to not have everything figured out (she repeats over and over to herself). Maybe we all just need a little reminder that anything is attainable?
I jumped ship from Seattle for a reason. Being stuck working multiple jobs that were leading me nowhere wasn’t my jam. I didn’t feel the need to struggle and find my self. I didn’t feel the drive to better my habits or me. I mean, self-loathing and bad habits aren’t that cool. Or helpful for growth.
Figure out your ship that’s anchored down and find a way to jump from it. What are you scared of? And how are you going to go after that fear?
It’ll be scary and 113% worth it.