I couldn’t sleep. So I didn’t. I stayed up way past my bedtime. I don’t think I pulled the covers over me until well after 2am. I didn’t care. I was on a roll. I was writing, creating. It’s what I love to do. I was having one of the nights where the words and ideas were flowing and I responded. I knew I’d pay for it in the morning but it would be worth it. Once I did settle in for sleep, my mind was still racing. I was thinking of all the things I wanted to do next. Things I wanted to add to what I’d already created. How I wanted to get it out into the world. What steps would I take? It was all spinning around in my head. I already know where my heart lies. Still, it was nights like this and many other moments that were confirmation for me of my passion. All I’ve ever done is write. Whether it be for newspapers, television, blogs or books – I’m a lover of words.

passionHere are some no-doubt signs that you have found your passion!

You’re excited to get to work. – You’ve haven’t met a Monday you don’t like. It’s a chance to dive back in to what makes your heart happy.

You’re excited to talk about what you do. Talking about what you do lights you up! People feel your energy shift when you talk about it. I’ve had moments like that. Not too long ago, I spoke at an event about my desire to inspire moms to follow our dreams. After I was done, several people told me that they could feel the passion behind my words. They said it was like I had just stepped comfortably into my lane. PASSION.

cam speaksYou have a problem. You can’t stop working. You’d rather work than watch TV or go to sleep. Ahem, see my example above about my work in the wee hours..

You willingly work on the weekend. Guilty!

Your read everything you can find that relates to what you do or want to do. I just finished reading a great book called Get Gutsy! I have a list of others stored in my Kindle.

You get frustrated with people who don’t pursue their dreams. Once you step into that whole pursuit, you really want the same for everyone else.

You wake up thinking about your passion and go to bed thinking about it.

You have TONS of ideas at all times regarding your passion. You should see all the lists of ideas!

You see the uphill battle involved with pursuing your passion and you’re not discouraged by the challenge – at all. Not one bit.

You lose track of time when you’re working. Again – see above! LOL!

Tell me, are you doing something you’re passionate about? I’d love to hear about it.

62 comments on “10 Signs You’ve Found Your Passion”

  1. Love this, it is so true. I heard in a devotional that I was reading that where your passion is is where you can stay up all night working on it and wake up in the AM and get right back at it. 🙂
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  2. Love this! My blog is something I am really passionate about so I’ve really been focusing a ton on it. Making it exactly how I want it and it’s been really paying off!

  3. Check, check,…. Yes, to all of the above. Like you writing is not just a job it’s my passion. My family accuse me of being a workaholic. But in truth its not work. It’s fun, adventure, and passion all rolled into one.

  4. My passion is history. I love learning about the histories of countries and cultures. It’s just so fascinating. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by how much I want to share that I get stuck trying to figure out where to start, but my love of history I’d always there.
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  5. This is my husband in a nutshell when it comes to his writing. He doesn’t do it much though now that he’s in school (and working full time too). It is def. his passion.

  6. Words have been my passion since I was a very young girl. It was not what I reached for when I went to college. By then it was just something I did for fun. I should have paid attention when I was getting published and winning contests before I was even 10. However, my career led me to writing about my career topic which then opened the door for many more writing opportunities.
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  7. It is an amazing feeling to be able to do your passion for your job. I would love to be excited to go to work.

  8. I often have nights like the one you described. I do pay for it in the morning but I also feel good knowing I’m doing what makes me happy!

  9. Love this! Sounds exactly like me. With my blog and with my old job. I lived for it, it was so exciting to get up and know I was working and helping people. Now I love getting up and deciding what to write about and all the blogs I get to visit! It’s pretty amazing!

  10. It would be amazing to be able to do my passion as a career. I do like my job so that makes it easier to get up and go every day.

  11. Oh I’ve definitely found my passion for blogging and photography then. I’m always happy to get my camera out and have an impromptu photo shoot 🙂

  12. This list defines how I think about my job as a mommy blogger, it always seemed like other jobs weren’t my perfect fit. But becoming a mommy blogger has shown me what my true passion was and sharing my passion with others is amazing.

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