How To Find Your Passion

Cruising Through Life's Crossroads

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How My Jeep Became the Vehicle for Finding Passion and Purpose

Ten years ago, I faced a turning point in my life. My two boys were growing up, and the demands of parenthood were shifting. As I grappled with the changes, I realized I was going through a significant life transition without even recognizing it. My identity had been centered around my kids and family, and I cherished every moment.

But as my children sought independence, I had to confront a void in my life. After being a stay-at-home mom for twelve years, I felt lost, searching for a new direction and purpose. My previous career in television news was no longer an option, and I fell into a state of depression as life seemed to rush by.

Then, almost impulsively, I bought a Jeep. Some labeled it a midlife crisis, but I saw it as a transformative moment. That spur-of-the-moment purchase became the catalyst for self-discovery. I began a quest to find my passion and purpose, uncovering buried dreams within me.

“Find your passion and you will find your purpose.”

Passion is something you love to do.  It is the reason you wake up in the morning or keeps you up late at night. Building your life around what you love is something you will never regret. If you find that “something” you are passionate about it will give you the drive, commitment and energy necessary to be successful and fulfill your desire to be happy.

[How To] Find Your Passion - A Jeep Momma Video

How to Find Your Passion Tips 

Step 1: Self-Reflection - Finding Your Quiet Space

In your journey to discover your passion, the first step is to find some quiet time to sit down and reflect. You'll need to ask yourself some challenging questions.

  • What do I love to do?
  • What makes me the happiest?
  • What are my goals?
  • What are skills or talents I am good at?
  • What do I like, but think I am not good at (a possible hidden/ passion)?
  • If I could do one thing for the rest of my life, what would it be?
  • What would I do, even if I did not get paid to do it?
  • What did I want to do when I was a child?
  • What excites me?
  • Does my current hobby excite me?
  • What do I read about – books or on the internet?
  • What do I love to talk about?
  • What do I like to teach others?
  • What have I not done because I can not afford it?

Step 2: Inventory Your Talents - What Comes Naturally

Take a closer look at your talents. Identify what you're genuinely good at or have a natural aptitude for. Focus on activities you enjoy and have an innate talent for, even if they're different from what you're simply good at. Recognize the things you love to do and those that make you lose track of time.

Step 3: Unearth Childhood Passions - Reconnect with Your Young Self

Think back to your childhood and the activities you loved. Consider what you wanted to be and what piqued your curiosity. Childhood interests can often hold clues to your true passions.

Step 4: Create a Passion List - Explore and Experience

Compile a list of three to five things you genuinely enjoy. Challenge yourself to experience these passions more frequently, even if it requires stepping out of your comfort zone. Embrace new experiences while letting go of things that hold you back.

Step 5: Continued Self-Reflection - Persistence and Patience

Realize that finding your passion is a journey that may take time. It requires continuous self-reflection, addressing deep-seated barriers, and pursuing answers to discover your life's purpose.

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Step 6: Let Go of Your Fears

 Maybe our passion could find us, if we let go of our fears. Do not let these fears hold you back. Clear out the things in your life that are holding you back or things are that are not fulfilling. Make the space to let our passion shine through.

  • Is there a something you have always dreamed about but never did because something was holding you back?
  • Is this dream out of your comfort zone?
  • Are financial fears holding you back?
  • Are you afraid to fail?

Step 7: Embrace the Transformation - Discovering Your Core Passion

Discovering and embracing your passion can have a profound impact on your life. Make time for the things you love, and observe how your life begins to change magically. It's a journey of self-discovery and transformation that fills the void and leads to a fulfilled life.

Step 8: Sharing Your Passion - The Ripple Effect

Unearthing your passion can help you reconnect with yourself and inspire others. For me, it led to creating my Jeep Momma blog and YouTube channel, where I share my love for off-roading, overlanding, and the outdoors. Combining my passions and core desire to share and inspire has given my life purpose.

Maybe Your Passion will sneak up on you! It may have been there all along unrecognized! 

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