As a recent high school graduate, I have found how important it is to take time for reflection. During these past several years as Melane & Co. came to be, I have met some amazing individuals, and I’ve realized how meaningful it is to pursue passions.
01 What I Loved as a Child is What I Love Now
As soon as I could pick up a paintbrush, I began painting. I spent my elementary school days in Kansas City art galleries, admiring artistic children’s books, writing, & creating collages.
When I began high school, I aspired to be a magazine editor and designer, then a graphic designer. In between my freshman and sophomore year of high school, Melane & Co. came to fruition. Then, I realized the facets that make Melane & Co. are interests I have always had. After Melane & Co. came to be, I was interested in going to art school, but that wasn’t the path for me. As I am writing this, I am reminded of this wonderful quote from a fellow artist:
Whether you’re looking for a job, trying to find your major, or hoping to find a new passion, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
02 Ask Others Questions About Their Passions & Occupations
Even if others’ professions differ from yours and seem unrelated, I have found that many occupations carry common qualities. Here are some of my favorite questions to ask others:
03 The Art of Pursuing Your Passions
Last but not least, it’s important to note that others won’t always understand your pursuits, & that is quite alright. I’m thankful that my parents raised me to pursue the passions God has placed in my heart, something I discuss on the Homeschool Hints Podcast.
In this podcast episode, I discuss the power of defining your passions, how I grew Melane & Co. as a homeschooler, & the mindset it takes to stay inspired by those around you (without comparing their talents to yours!).
I hope this blog post inspires & motivates you. It's such a gift to share our gifts with one another, so I'd love to read about your endeavors in the comments.