It’s never too late to look into your other passions. Remember, it’s a huge world out there, filled with exciting and unfamiliar things.
When I was little, I was so sure about who I wanted to be when I grew up. When someone asked, I’d always answer “I want to be a doctor!” I’m sure that my friends had some ideas too. Maybe a pilot, a nurse, even a magician.
But then I grew up. The idea of becoming a doctor slowly faded as I struggled to find the “right” passion. The struggle was not about what is my passion, but more of which is my passion. I knew I wasn’t really excited to study science so I no longer wanted to be a doctor. I enjoy playing music, I love writing, I like the creativity and exploration of design, I’m obsessed with traveling, and a bunch of other stuff that makes me happy.
And so as the years gone by, I hadn’t been able to choose one specific passion. I studied less than one semester of Food Technology (yep, this one’s the most random) then decided to drop out, worked as a science center guide, graduated as a graphic designer, wrote few exciting articles and books, travelled to different cities and continents, and other stuff that are not really related to each other.
But out of all of the things that I did and experienced, very few that I regretted trying. Though it might be more confusing, I felt that my life experience is somewhat richer. Those people that know what their main passion clearly are lucky, but isn’t it more fun to try different things and experience a diverse life?
I realized this as soon as I heard the quote from The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie. One of the main characters said “I thought, how many new lives can we have? Then I thought, as many as we like.” It’s never too late to look into your other passions. Remember that it’s a huge world out there, filled with exciting and unfamiliar things.
So yeah, my passion has never really focused on one thing, but it’s not wrong to be passionate about many things and discover new lives along the way, right?