How to turn your Passion into a Career
As we travel we often find ourselves talking about the same thing with young girls. It's the situation when you've just realised that the world actually is your oyster, you can live wherever you want, do whatever you want, and be - whatever you want. Great. Now where to start?
Finding your purpose and place can be a lonesome journey as you unfold the corners of this magical world. We recently met this girl saying; I've always seen myself as an entrepreneur, someone who starts something, but I just don't know what?!
And maybe it's right there, are we putting to much pressure on ourselves to fit into this box that we managed to create for ourselves as we live this life outside the box? Maybe, as we try to live up to this image we have of ourselves, we also limit our creativity and forget what we actually enjoy doing?
The sum of the cardamom (Swedish saying) is this:
- Do what you like, and not what others think you should be doing.
- Not everything you do has to be extraordinary, saving the world and all the polar bears at the same time. By creating beautiful things, being happy and spreading joy you are giving off sweet energy and inspiration. Good energy is life saving and so underrated!
- You don't need an education putting a label on you. If you like taking photos, painting, making coffee or writing, then do that. Do you write? Good, then you're a writer. Go look for more experience within the field that makes your creative nerve tickle. You'll be surprised about how many people are willing to help you evolve if you ask!
- Open your eyes to whats being appreciated and asked for around you. What do you do that makes people go "Oh I wish I was as good as you doing this"? Don't brush it off and think "ah, anyone could do that", but instead listen to it, and note that you are doing something others cant. This is probably something you're just doing for fun and - great, you just found your passion and potential future career!
- There is no rush. Seriously. Give yourself the greatest gift of all - time. It can be exhausting trying different paths, jumping on planes and trains, getting new jobs, going on adventures and explaining and managing a life outside of society's expectations. Remember to actually get some rest and time to reflect.
Like good old Jimi once said;
WE BELIVE IN YOU!
Team Salty Boho