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Follow Your Passion

Have you ever had so much you could write about that you couldn’t write at all? That’s how I’m feeling right now. Good thing I have my Facebook memories.

The following is a quote by Jen Welter, the National Football League’s first female coach. I shared this quote on March 17, 2019 along with my own words of encouragement, which I have also included below.

“Happy Sunday! Today’s the last day of Spring Break for some of us. Time to reset our alarms.😕 On that note, here’s today’s social media find. During undergrad I had a conversation with one of my classmates about being passionate about doing research and helping others. She said that I should never be passionate about a job. My passion should only be with my children and providing for them. Although she meant well, I’m so happy I didn’t listen to her advice and pursue other job opportunities. I didn’t choose my career based on money. I followed my passion. I love the work I do. I know it’s preparing me for other opportunities that align with my passion. God has always provided no matter how much my salary has been. So, my advice to you is, follow your passion.”

Y’all, I’m following my passion. Anxious to see where it leads me.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy your day!

Shaun

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Hello Sunday!

Hello Sunday!

Y’all already know what day it is! I have not been blogging much. It is not because I do not have anything to blog about. I am just trying to find a steady rhythm for blogging. Something that is sustainable. Outside of blogging on this site, I also keep a journal, and I am finally beginning to blog again under A Research Diva’s Journey. So yeah, I need to find a rhythm.

Yesterday’s blog, Aimlessly Passing Time, was about losing the passion I used to have for my profession. Y’all, being a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) was life! I mean, all I talked about was assisting people with making healthier lifestyle choices. Over time it became tiresome. Especially when I found myself constantly competing against the newest fad diet, anything Google or Dr. Oz said, or what worked for their best friend’s friend’s friend. Ugh!! Talk about too much!

Then two years ago, things began to change. Honestly, it was before then. Have you ever felt like you were running on a hamster wheel? You know, like the more you ran, or the faster it turned, you never moved? Well, that was how I was beginning to feel. Everything had become too routine. So I decided to go the Public Health route thinking something would rekindle my passion. It did for a while but not as much as I thought it would.

Umm.. Just thinking.. Some of my happiest moments involved nutrition education sessions. Whether I was providing the sessions or training others to do the sessions, I loved the interaction. I thrived off of it! There is something about watching a person’s face light up when they learn something new, or even watching them process the information. I particularly enjoyed educating and interacting with children and young adults. From toddlers to college students, they were all like sponges. They soaked up EVERYTHING and were very inquisitive. Yeah.. that is what I miss.

Anyhoo… I guess my passion is not completely gone. I just need to find ways to continue doing what I love.

Y’all be blessed and enjoy your Sunday!

Shaun