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Sometimes it’s staring you right in the face

I’m not knocking it, but it seems like all you hear about these days on these sites that are supposed to help you reach fame and fortune, well at least fortune, is passion.  For the longest time I’ve been trying to figure this out.  I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve spent my drive home thinking about this and trying to figure it out.  I never did figure it out until a couple of days ago.  At least I think I have!  Here’s the problem and I think others, like me, might be going through this.

I have a lot of interests, but none of them that I’d say I’m really passionate about.  Yes a lot of them I’ve really dug into, like cycling. But that phase has come and gone (did the century (100 mile ride) a couple of times, did a couple of road races). I really got into stock investing a few years back and although I still do it (dang Facebook stock is down…grr) I’m not super passionate about it (well…I do have some passion about it.  Mainly that I don’t lose my money!).  But one thing I’ve always wanted to do is write.  And I never stopped to think that this was a passion until a couple of days ago.

I’m still not sure if it is a passion, but I figure if I keep telling everyone my dream job is to be an author, I should at least look further into it.  And that’s what I plan on doing here with this blog.  I published my first piece of fiction yesterday, I know it’s not as good as I want it to be, but you’ve got to start somewhere right?  So I’m hoping over the next year, and beyond, I will continue to refine this craft and maybe with a bit of luck and prayer I’ll actually make that dream happen: become an author.

So if you’re like me and searching for a passion that just doesn’t seem to be there, my advice would be to take a step back and look at simple things that your saying or your doing.  Chances are it’s staring you right in the face.  You just don’t know it because you’ve tossed it aside or haven’t considered it!