My whole life I’ve looked for what I wanted to be when I grow up. A lot of my friends knew what they wanted to do. I never did.
I graduated highschool and worked as a cashier, then a deli assistant, then accounts and bookkeeping, then management, then sales.
I had a mix of jobs and went with the flow. I earnt money and didn’t see any roles as a career.
I didn’t enjoy any of it.
There’s a saying- “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”
I’d think if that quote and reflect- what would I do for free?
Sometimes I thought that quote was a bunch of bullshit.
It always drew a blank. What would I do for free? Lay in the beach and sip iced tea. I’d do that for free.
I would end up frustrated trying to think of what my thing was.
I found it!
It’s Helping people.
Helping people make peace with situations that hurt like hell and we can’t do a damn thing about it.
Helping people live their best life and be the best version of themselves.
Helping someone make a plan and brainstorm solutions that can move them forward in a positive way.
That’s my thing. I found it.
The past few days I’ve had a Prac for my counselling course. I got to sit down with people in the class and we were able to counsel each other.
I felt alive. I felt like this is me. I could seriously do this for free! That’s how much I love it. Doing this wouldn’t feel like work- it’s something I enjoy.
I was able to assist someone with closure on some unfinished business with a family member. I was able to help her potentially change her life on that topic from this point on.
I found what I want to be when I grow up.
I’m home. It feels so right. It feels so good.
If you can’t think of what your passion is- think of what you hate. What are topics that piss you off and you wish you could fix. What’s something that your drawn to but haven’t explored more. Start with that.
Mine didn’t come all at once. It was like pieces of a puzzle that slowly came together.
My decision to do my course came with a price- it wasn’t all rosy. It was a decision I made and hoped for the best.
I’m so glad I did. I’m over half way through the course now and there is still a lot to learn, but I’m ready.
May you find the thing that you would do for free if you could so you never have to work another day in your life.
Until next time- make it a great day x