Follow your passions rather than your expectations

follow your passions tattoo

Do you wake up in the morning dreading going to work?

Do you look in the mirror and dislike the way you see yourself?

Are you unhappy with your life that feels miserable?

So many people are unhappy in one part of their life or another. It is SO easy to fall into a daily routine; wake up at the same time every day, go to a job you dislike, come home, sit at home, go to bed, repeat. If this is your life, it is your responsibility to change it. Life will not get better unless you take charge!

Take a moment and write down the areas of your life you wish would change. Yes, it is scary. Yes, it will be difficult. Sure, there are risks, BUT, if you don’t take them, you will continue to feel unhappy.

I recently did this in my own life. I have been at the same job for about five years and LOVED the first four.  I still love my coworkers and the people I work with; however I was no longer happy with my job.  I no longer drove to work with a smile on my face, ready to take on the day.  It was starting to impact my daily life.  I was starting to struggle with waking up in the morning to get my workout in, and my diet was slipping.  I was unhappy with how my relationships have dwindled. I knew I needed to change something.

I took the leap. I decided to change my job. I put in my resignation letter two weeks ago and have two weeks left at this job.  Sure, it is terrifying at times.  I am worried that I won’t love my new coworkers as much and I won’t feel as comfortable, but I know that I made the right choice.  I put my happiness ahead of my comfort.  Can you? I am already feeling it lifting. I am feeling my drive coming back. I can’t express how much this will improve my quality of life.

So, I ask you, are you ready to improve your life? It doesn’t have to be a job change. If you are happy in your job, that is wonderful! Maybe it is jumping on the wagon of health. Maybe it is putting yourself out there to better your current relationships as well as build new ones. Maybe it is trying that hobby you have always wanted but were afraid you would suck at.

Just do it! There is no reason to stand in your own way. You can’t wish for things to change, you have to do it. Wishing does nothing for you. You must take action!

Follow your PASSIONS rather than your EXPECTATIONS

(Tattoo in photo belongs to Amanda D)

-Amanda D (Ambassador)