I was on Pinterest the other day searching for positivity and uplifting material — as always — when I stumbled across an interesting image. It was a journal exercise with “10 questions to ask yourself” to help you find your passion. I decided to share that list with you, along with the creator of it, and my answers to the journal exercise. You might be surprised at what my passion is. Are you ready to dig deep and find out your passion? Jk, it’s not too deep. Answer these questions along with me.
Make sure to find the links at the bottom to great resources for mental health and to let me know about your passion!
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1. What was your favorite thing to do growing up?
Honestly I loved playing teacher. It was my absolute favorite thing to do for the longest time. I had 2 younger siblings and neighborhood kids to teach. But really I was just in it for the desk and “paperwork” lol.
2. When you were a child, what did you dream of doing when you grew up?
The only thing I remember was wanting to be a teacher and a mom. (Now I’ve combined the two with homeschooling.) I always for sure knew I wanted to be a mom. I even have a journal that I made in my first grade class that asks “what do you want to be when you grow up?”
You guessed it, I wrote “be a mom”.
Once I was old enough I started babysitting my siblings and then for friends and family members.
I think I might’ve considered working in a daycare or nanny as well. Which I have done for many, many years helping out friends. I love all my babies that I’ve ever sat with. And believe me, there’s quite a list!
I also wanted to be a hairstylist for a while. When I got into high school, I really had a love for beauty and style. My high school had a program where we could attend cosmetology during our junior and senior year. I completed that program (even after getting pregnant with my oldest) only to realize behind the chair wasn’t the life for me.
But it’s ok because it was an experience that I’ll never forget. I made friends that I’m still friends with to this day and plus I’ll always have a few hair tricks up my sleeve.
3. What is your favorite topic to talk about?
Well obviously, motherhood and mindset. I love sharing the power of positivity.
Mommin’ is what I do all day – everyday. So it’s the main topic in my life. I also struggle with feelings of being overwhelmed, anxiety, and depression. I’ve learned several ways to help with these thoughts and feelings just by focusing on my mindset and personal growth.
4. What do you like doing so much that you lose track of time?
Writing. Hands down.
I was on Facebook the other day in a bloggers group, and I saw someone ask, “how long does it take you to write? 4 hours usually for me.” And I was like, “what? 4 hours? No way, not me. I finish a 1,000 word post, editing, etc in like 40 minutes.”
So then I was like, “you know what? Let me time myself.”
Yeah, it took me like 4 hours too lol.
But that’s because I love doing it! I get so lost in it that I lose track of time. I stay up late at night after my family has gone to bed just so I can get all my thoughts down on paper. (Errr my iPhone notes really)
5. Whose life do you envy the most and why?
Unless I can count my carefree, well loved, and spoiled rotten babies – no one.
I can honestly say I don’t have feelings of envy for anyone. I’m happy with my life and I’m happy for others in their journey as well. I’ve learned to appreciate what I have, who I have, and the journey that I’m on. It’s a wonderful feeling.
6. What would you do differently with your education if you got the chance to start over?
Hmm..that’s a good one. I struggled in high school because of health issues… and right after (no like literally the month after) high school I became a mom so I wasn’t focused too much on college but once I was, I rushed into a bad experience.
I saw a commercial on my tv (don’t ever go to a college with a commercial on tv) and decided to “request more info” and lets just say I got sucked in from there.
So if I could turn back time, I would completely skip that and honestly skip college all together. I am all for continuing education but for myself and my career path, it just wasn’t what I needed to do.
7. If you had 5 minutes, and the world was forced to listen, what would you say?
Smile more. Smile at strangers. Even when they catch you in your Resting Bitch Face. When you happen to make eye contact with someone, smile. That’s my advice.
If we could all be a little bit more friendly and uplifting to each other, the world could be a calmer place. You don’t know how badly someone may need that glimpse of friendship.
Everyone has a super power – the power of positivity. You just have to be able to pull it from inside your mind and project it into the world.
8. What would you do with your life if you had no fear?
Well if I had no fear, I’d probably be able to speak in front of large groups of people. So I would travel around the world and talk about the same topics as my blog – Motherhood, Mindset and Personal Development, and possibly even homeschooling.
9. What would you do with your life if you had a guarantee of success?
That’s a hard one. I really enjoy being a mom and staying home with my littles so a career outside of the home isn’t fitting.
Writing for companies though would probably be an ideal type of fun for me. But it would have to be on topics I enjoy.
10. What would you do with your life if money was no issue?
I would buy a nice home for my family on a lot of land, but still close to town. I would have an office set up for myself and my hubby, so we could both work from home. We would invest our money into our brands and helping others.
I would buy a plot of land and build tiny homes for the homeless. That is something that has always weighed heavy on my heart. It’s something I hope to get to do one day.
So, did you learn about how to find your passion?
Were you answering the questions along the way or will you go back later and write them down?
From those questions and answers, did you learn a bit about my passion? It helped realize that I actually have a few passions burning inside me.
Answering these questions for yourself will help you do the same.
Maybe you need some guidance and are wondering where your life is headed. Or maybe you’re just curious if your thoughts really line up with what you’re truly passionate about. Either way, doing this exercise will give you some sort of benefit.
I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me and my passions. If you decide to complete this exercise, let me know in the comment section below. I’d love to hear what you’re passionate about!