The Art of Knowing

Someone said to me today; “if you don’t know what you want to do, figure out what you don’t want to do.” They also said, “don’t do something for a job. Do something because you want to.”

(I mean, I think that getting a job is pretty important, but let’s blog about the first statement.)

Thinking about the future is something that a lot of people don’t like doing, but despite this, many people, like me, do it anyway. I’m sure there’s a balance of “what will happen will happen” and “go and make it happen”, but I haven’t yet found this balance. Because seriously, how much do we leave up to God? Sure, He’s got it all under control and has a plan and it’ll all work out and whatnot, but we can’t just be lazy and sit at home and assume a job will magically appear at our doorstep one morning.

So what do we do?

How do we know how much to plan and how do we know how much to follow our passions whilst being realistic about money and needing to do something? We can’t all be artists who just paint every day and have a great time because it’s their passion in life.

But on the flipside, I don’t want to do something just so I’m doing something. I want it to mean something, but I’m young and inexperienced, so sometimes we need to do things that don’t mean something. Do we?

And on this note, to follow our passions, we have to know what our passions are. I know I’m not going to mow for a living, but that’s about it. I mean, I know what I’m passionate about, but how do you know if there’s something out there that you’re possibly even more passionate about? I might love teaching, but how do I know that I don’t love accounting even more than teaching?

So many questions.

Sarah xx

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