Monday, August 3, 2015

Passions and Pensions: Which is More Important?

During Spring of 2014 I took a basketball/volleyball coaching class and during one class we had speaker come to class. I actually have no idea what his speech was for, or where he worked, or who he was but I remember he said that people should “chase their passions not their pensions”. That stuck with me. What a great plan, but what happens when you can’t afford to chase your passion because you don’t have a pension (or enough money to even attempt to chase your passion)? You have to change your views.

I just recently ended my favorite job that I’ve ever had. Camp Counseling. This summer was one of the best that I’ve had and owe it all to that camp, the people I worked with and the campers who attended it. The fact is, summer is over and school has begun and camp is no more - until next summer. I’d love to go back and counsel again but I have bills to pay, goals that require money to be spent and I can’t just sit around and wait for summer to come back around. I need a job. 

I have to pay for school. I want to move out. I have to put gas in my car. I have a credit card that needs to be paid off. I have things I need money for. I need a decent paying job, but that would mean already giving up next summer. My passion seems to have become working at that camp with those kids. 

I’m at a crossroads in my life. I have to decide what is more important at the moment: having a job that can allow me to pay for school and my traveling dreams so that when I’m done with school I can follow my passion OR I can get into even more debt/quit school and work a job to maybe lead up to my passion now. 

I have no idea what to decide, but I have big plans coming to help me out. For now, stay tuned. 

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