Passion Projects – what do you love and would like to make money from.
I’ve wanted to be many things over the years, and have come up with so many different career ideas it’s hard to keep track. Nothing has ever really stuck.
As a child I wanted to be a nurse, then a fire fighter (until I discovered I was afraid of fire), then as I got older I decided I wanted to be a journalist, or work behind the scenes in TV. I did my foundation degree in television and media production, which I thoroughly enjoyed during the two years, but it wasn’t for me.
I’ve worked as a barmaid, a waitress, a sales assistant, not my dream jobs, but then I think that’s the issue, I don’t have a dream job.
I currently work in a great little place in my village, which is handy because it fit’s around my family life. It may not be my passion but I put my all in to it regardless, and I’m happy working there.
It may sound cheesy, but my true passion is my family, my children. Since having kids, I’ve put my everything in to them and not much else seemed to matter.
Something I’ve become very passionate about, in the past year or 2, is ASD/ Autism, because of my son Neil. I’m always looking in to ways to improve his experiences, and I enjoy seeing the changes in him when we find something that works. I’ve recently wondered if I could do some work related to helping my son, and other children with ASD. I’ve toyed with the idea of starting a support group in the area, I’m hoping to do the half marathon and raise money for autism charities, and I’ve thought about doing ASD training to possibly work with other children like Neil.
It’s still all just thoughts at the moment, but I’m really interested in doing something relating to ASD. It’s something I may not make make any money from and if I do it would purely be a bonus, but I think it’s something I will enjoy, and I’ll put my all in to it because it involves my son, and my family.
I’m not sure where any of these ideas will lead, so wish me luck and watch this space.