Finding Your Passion

Finding what you’d truly love to do for a living isn’t easy. Some people never find a job that they’re passionate about, while others know exactly what they want to do.

Personally, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. If I had it my way, I would be a travel journalist; trekking across the globe, writing vivid accounts of my travel experiences for the world to read, savor and reflect upon. I also wouldn’t mind being a professional blogger or columnist. Both would allow me to be creative, exercise my wit and hone my writing skills. However, I can’t seem to find any worthwhile jobs as a writer, so I do it for recreation.

Between writing blogs, journaling and jotting down an occasional poem, I try to satisfy my appetite for writing, as if to somehow pursue my passion, despite what my regular job is. But sometimes I ask myself, will it ever be enough? Can I settle for being an unrecognized writer with only a handful of published works to my name? Hopefully, one day I won’t have to settle for writing in my downtime.

Fortunately, I’m in a field where writing is a part of the job description. Although strategic, writing for public relations requires creativity when composing a message with the intent to catch the attention of the public or businesses.

I’m always trying to find a platform to facilitate my passion for writing. Currently, it’s in the form of public relations consulting. Although it’s only part-time work, it allows me to exercise my creativity and teaches me how to be a more effective writer.

If I do nothing else, I want to pursue my passion for writing and I refuse to settle. Hopefully, with a combination of hard work and persistence, I’ll be one of the lucky ones who end up doing exactly what they want to do in life.

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