I need a passion project.
For the past 6 years, I have made a living doing something I liked to do. My job allowed me to work with a variety of clients. My job allowed me to move from passion project to passion project.
I have been thinking a lot about passion projects. They can be found in the midst of making a living, in the midst of going about your life, in the midst of the mundane.
Even people who have “boring jobs” can have passion projects in their jobs. My job was always changing, growing, adjusting. And in those changes and adjustments, I found numerous passion projects. There were parts of the job that were mundane like everyone else’s jobs. But, there were parts of the job that I could get excited and passionate about. Whether it was the topic or the client or the work, I had passion projects. Not all of the clients and work were passion projects, but when they were…WATCH OUT! I was on FIYAH!
Some of my passion projects:
-Working for my alma mater
-Becoming an expert in a sport I was not previously familiar with in less than 24 hours
-Working with an international aid organization
-Working with a company that had no previous knowledge about social media, and needed me to teach them everything
And now that I am in-between jobs, I realize that I am having a hard time because it has been quite a while since I have had a passion project…and I need one.
A passion project can be defined by the following:
-You are excited to do it
-You feel like you are making a difference or an impact when you do it
-You stay awake at night thinking of ways to do it, or do it better
-You look forward to doing it
Whether you make $1,000,000 or $10,000 a year, you can find your passion project in the job you have. For me, I am looking for my next job and hoping that in that job I will find a passion project.