Do What You Love or What You’re Good At?

I never wanted to be one of those people who worked just for the sake of having a job. I always said I was going to do what I love and follow my passions no matter the pay. I never wanted to have to work with money being the main motivator.

I’ve come to realize that I don’t have any hobbies or passions beyond what I currently do. I love TV and production but sadly it’s just not doing it for me anymore. 

By who knows what, I’ve sort of fallen into the world of teaching. As a kid I always “played school” and was a teacher there, but I never thought of actually doing that with my life. Since telling people what I do for work now (teaching assistant) I’ve heard so many people say that I’m such a good teacher and I should definitely pursue it. 

This goes against everything I’ve ever thought or believed because teaching doesn’t really feel to me the same way production does. I don’t love it but apparently I’m good at it. And I’m thinking now, maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be? (ugh, “supposed” to – I lump that word together with “should“). Maybe all those people I see in jobs they don’t love is because they fell into it and they were good at it? And that’s probably okay. 

But I still believe, to be the best you can be and the best for the people you work with, you need to have a job that puts a flame in your heart and soul. That’s when and where you’ll really thrive. 

So the next step, how do you find what that is for you? Anyone have any tips or advice?

Until Next Time,

– em

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