What Is Your Passion? A Central Question of Our Time

Have you ever considered these questions: What is my passion? Should I follow my passion in a career choice? What if I don’t have a passion?

Check out this article from NPR about tackling this question from an economic perspective. The comments are especially awesome. Credit goes to hubby for sending it to me. Thanks, honey! 🙂

I’m following my passion now (right here, folks!), but first I took the practical route. I have a career I enjoy, that pays decently and means I don’t have to worry a lot about money…leaving me free brain space for plot twists and world building, word count and polishing. You know, being an author. That’s the passion. Writing has always been the passion. Now I pursue it because I can. I don’t get to spend as much time at it as I’d like, but I get to fill those odd moments, and a few planned ones, with what I love. That. Is. Awesome. Expecting it to pay the bills would be another level entirely, a concept that I’m not entirely prepared to face. I’m risk-averse. I like a steady paycheck. 🙂

Now tell me, what’s your take?

About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings. J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series. You can connect with J.R. online at her website. Visit jrpearsenelson.com.

1 comment on “What Is Your Passion? A Central Question of Our Time

  1. There’s nothing I would like more than to make my living ONLY by writing. In the early days of my publishing, I thought that was going to be possible because I was making a lot more money. And I only had about four books out. Now that I have 13, I’m making FAR less money, and that’s probably due to the total glut in the market. I got in early when indie book publishing, especially ebooks, was new. SO glad I didn’t quit my day job. I actually kind of like my full time job, so quitting wasn’t an urgent thing anyway. Right now, I’m thinking I can at least write full time when I retire. LOL

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