Find Your Passion

Tamya Anderson, Editor: Oluwadamilola Afe

Hello everyone!

My passion for journalism came to life last year. I was scrolling through the many clubs our school provided for us during Jaguar Hours and, out of pure curiosity, joined Jaguar Voices. From the very first meeting, I felt this unknown passion forming inside me. It was the confidence I felt after sharing my pure opinions on any topic that caught my interest that gave me the extra leap to join journalism.

Now what if I told you none of what you just read was true? If it is true, how do you know?

See, no matter how or where you are reading something, you still have close to no evidence of it being true until you do your own digging and research. That’s one of my many favorite things about journalism, just being able to read or watch something, do my digging on it or give my feelings on it and being able to share it with you and many others. Discovering a passion and following it can make your future more interesting.

Now, what is passion, and how do you find it? Passion is an affectionate, eager interest, burning desire, a drive, and enthusiasm towards or for something. We all can create the life we want, but it’s our passion that gets us to take action and get us through difficult times. Now, finding what you are passionate about can be pretty tedious and time-consuming. I get it, but don’t get frustrated, because it’s okay! Try to keep trying new things because you can have all the passion in the world, but if you can’t do anything with it, that passion is useless. You can’t find your passion by searching the depths of your mind because it develops out of things you experienced.

If you’re finding yourself being passionate about something before doing it, then you’re wasting valuable time. Think of it this way, would you expect yourself to be passionate about coaching for a sport you’re not even interested in or know anything about? Of course not.. Many people misinterpret the meaning of passion. If you think finding your passion will give you clarity on the purpose in your life, that’s not always the case. Finding your passion doesn’t choose the paths in your life, it just gives you a direction to follow. Now, my passion is for journalism… what’s yours?

 

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Stay passionate!