is too many passions a bad thing?

2020, career

Hello,

I really struggled to think about what I wanted to write about today – I thought maybe I could write about the books I want to read this year but I made a video about it last week. I thought about writing a ‘diary’ like day-in-the-life post but I don’t go back to uni until next week so I’m making the most of not doing very much at all.

Then I thought about writing about the newest Pokemon games Sword and Shield because I just finished playing it with my boyfriend and we’re starting our second play through and really enjoying it, but then blogging is so much about a ‘niche’ and I don’t know what my niche is but writing about video games probably shouldn’t be part of it if I want to be consistent. But if this blog is truly a reflection of me than why should I restrict what I want to write about?

Following on from my last post about the show Cheer on Netflix, I’ve been thinking about what my ‘thing’ is – what I’m most passionate about and what I want to focus my career on.  My issue has always been that I care about too many things – video games, clothes, student life, body positivity, musical theatre, social media, creative writing, books, dance, organisation, coloured pens just to name a few, I’m sure there’s more. YouTube, family vloggers, TV shows – I waited maybe ten seconds and thought of more.

If I could build a whole career on superheroes I’d probably have a long and happy career but I’d still probably wonder if maybe I should have picked one of my other passions to follow into my professional life.

The other thing with have so many ‘hobbies’ (if you can call them that) is that I often feel like I’m not enthusiastic enough about one thing to apply for any jobs in that field.

And I wish I had a conclusion to draw in this post – I wish I could say ‘go with your gut’ or ‘follow your heart’ and it’ll all work out but I can’t say that because I haven’t figured it out yet. I’ve not started my career yet and I definitely don’t have any advice that I know works for anyone else who feels like this.

But I will say this – I don’t think I’ll ever be the kind of person that only focuses on one thing. Right now, I’m sat writing a blog post in between playing Pokemon with my boyfriend. Tomorrow I’m going to start a website design course and my t-shirt blanket project that I made a video about and the next day I’m going on a bowling date night with the love of my life and I want to take my film camera to practice taking photos in darker settings (add photography to the ‘list of things Sophie’s passionate about).

Does that make picking what I want to do for the rest of my life harder? Yes, but who has one job for the rest of their lives? Maybe it makes me more diverse and employable too.

I guess what I’m saying is that I hope being passionate about lots of things isn’t a bad thing and I hope one day I can come back to this post and have some advice for anyone who might feel like they’re spreading their passions too thin.

Thank you so much for reading,

Sophie xx

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4 thoughts on “is too many passions a bad thing?

  1. I really enjoyed your blog post here, it was refreshing and I felt truly that I have gotten to you better through this blog post. And I feel that no too many passions is not a bad thing at all. It makes you a more rounded person. I loved the way you talked about your struggle to find your niche in your Blog. This can be so hard at times, I feel you go with your gut and simply write. Which is pretty much what you did here.
    Good luck in the future.
    Kylie xox

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  2. I once read that the key to a fulfilling life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and a thousand things well. Over the years I’ve also learned that there is and isn’t a “thing you do for the rest of your life.” Do what makes sense now, and be open to change. Some things will remain the same, such as love of video games. But careers and jobs will change over time, even if you stick with one company for long. But, I too am burdened with an interest in many things, so if I discover the magic formula I’ll let you know. 😉

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  3. I’ve gone through so many posts on your blog just now and one they’re all really good and two I find them so relatable. My varied interests, just like yours are scattered all over my blog. I’ve had my confusions pertaining to it too and I’ve sometimes wondered whether I should just stick to one thing- but I can’t and that’s me! Here’s to all the multi-hobby people like you and me!

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