Finding my passion was always something that I was stumped on. Not just unsure of, but had absolutely no idea where to even start even trying to find my passion. I thought I knew what my passion was, I really did. I wanted to help people, then I tried to follow that passion and it didn’t work. I went to school. Got my degree in Nutrition and Food and applied for my internships because that is what you did after you graduated. But I didn’t get in to anyplace that I applied to, and I was lost. I hated my job and couldn’t even get a job in the field that I went to school for. I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. They didn’t prepare you for what you do when you don’t get your internship. All your training to to help you become a Registered Dietitian, but what happens when that doesn’t work out?
You feel like you failed, and are lost and confused. Your dream that you worked for four years to pursue is gone, just like that!
I looked at tons of different fields and thought about going to back to school but I couldn’t decide what to do. I think I changed my mind a couple times a month for 6 months! I talked to people in different fields tried to get an idea of what different jobs were really like and what the best way to get it that field was.
But nothing ever felt right. I remember telling my ex I just wanted to help people. But he didn’t think that’s really what I wanted to do. I knew in my heart that I did what to do that, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. I originally thought I wanted to become a dietitian, but it caused me so much pain and I resented it. I couldn’t even stand talking about the field i was hurt so badly be my failure. So what to do?
I finally decided, after talking to an executive director, that I wanted to go into marketing. I loved a lot about the field and decided that it would give me more opportunities. Even though it meant that I would be giving up on helping people. So I redid my resume and applied to admin and marketing jobs. But nothing was working. I was trying the hardest I have in my life to find a job and nothing!!
It wasn’t until I was talking to a friend who started up a fitness coaching biz and I tried one of their programs that it clicked. This is what I want to be doing! I still has that passion for helping people. That will never go away. But now I have a way to help women live healthier and happier lives while designing my own life. And the best part is that I have the opportunity to help others do the exact same as me. I can let people follow their dreams and help others while making a living for them self. I feel like I stumbled upon the greatest gift ever.
While I am still working as a waitress to help pay the bills, my feeling of failure has disappeared. I finally feel like i am making difference in peoples lives. Although it may not pay all the bills right now, its getting there! I believe in this business because I know that everyone deserves to feel healthy and happy and like their life has meaning, because it does!
If you struggle to find your passion look at your heart and what it beats faster for. But also look at what you do when you don’t have to do anything else. I work my business. in my downtime I work, when I have any spare moment I work! I put off laundry and chores to work! WHY?? Let me tell you its not because anyone is making me or telling me to. its because I absolutely love what I am doing! That is how you know that you are meant to be in the job that you are in. When you wake up in the morning and you are excited to go to work!
If you don’t feel this way I would love to help you find your passion, and live the life of your dreams.