February 10, 2016:
So it’s true.
When you finally find your passion it keeps you up at night. You can’t stop thinking about it and your mind just can’t stay still. You lose sleep but nothing can dampen your energy. You think of all the ideas in your head waiting to be embodied in a living, breathing creative piece of work. The ideas are many and disjointed but you let them float around freely, knowing that soon they will find new ground.
You say to yourself, so this is what it feels like. This is what everyone who carries on about finding their true calling in life actually feels. It’s euphoric and the feeling doesn’t dissipate. But how did I get here? When did everything align so that I could arrive at this point? Your guess is as good as mine. I only knew when I first came to the realisation that this is what I love. This is what I want to do every waking moment of every day. This is who I am.
Okay. So that sounded a bit hyperbolic. But it’s not, really. That’s really how I feel about having found my passion in life. I sometimes start thinking, why didn’t I realise this before, but I stop myself. Everything in its own time. Nothing happens before the time. Some people find their passion in life very early – even as children – and some find it much later in life. Some even find it and lose it and keep searching for it again. You never know what you’ll find or when you’ll find it, but one thing is for sure, once you find it, you know.
There’s no special formula for finding what you’re meant to do or be or become, except to do what you love, find the joy in what you do, and do something new and interesting as often as you can. Volunteer, travel, start a new project or hobby. Do something you once found joy in doing, but for one reason or another, no longer do. You never know, you may just find that in doing, you have found your life’s true calling.