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Is there no hope as long as there is no passion or interest?

I can't really focus on any subject for extended periods of time. My curiosities fluctuate, and I can't find anything that serves as a calling, or even anything that doesn't ultimately disgust me to my core after some period of time.

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Mary Peacock

In college, navigating through all the possible majors seemed over-whelming to me. It felt like I was having to pin my entire life down to one job for the rest of my life. I loved philosophy and theater, geology, chemistry, religion, you name it - I took a class in it. And, my interest in each of them waxed and waned throughout the semester. Knowing this I was terrified that no matter what I chose, I would end up hating it eventually.

Ultimately, I settled on a degree (Chemical Engineering) because it offered me a job that had flexible career opportunities to meet my need for change and diversity. It also has a reliable income to enable to me to travel, read, take up hobbies, join book clubs. I am a life student without the poverty of a someone who never graduates or who chooses a field that doesn't support them financially.

For those of us who have many varied interests but none of them last too long, I advise you to look for a job/degree that offers flexibility. The board says you are in the medical field - Is there something that would give you a lot of different challenges, or something you could change up every so often. Sorry don't know much about the medical field specifically but that would be a good question to ask your career counselor in your college.

Remember, once you have a reliable income, you can always pursue other hobbies on your off time!

Good luck to you!

Answered 3 years ago

Mary Peacock
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Shaina Leis

It's normal not being able to pinpoint what your life's calling is at this age. But, it can also be extremely frustrating! A good starting point is to begin by figuring out all the things that you don't like in order to narrow down the playing field. These would be the things that feel "icky" to you and leave you with a lack of freedom.

For me, I knew early on that I did not want to work for anyone. No idea what that meant at that time, having no business degree or idea on what type of business I wanted. But I jotted it down on my "junk list"..."do not want to work for anyone." I added plenty of others as time went on. I found this list recently (from 4 years back)...and now that I've found my calling...it was mind boggling on how the list matched up.

As far as the things you're passionate about: Some sure signs that you love doing something is...the time flies by, you remember the information so easily, you are eager to talk about it constantly to others, you feel a rush of excitement and ideas start to run wild.

Take it day by day and go about your life on what feels right in the moment. With life coaching, I help clients become more familiar with their bodies and how to tell when something feels right versus wrong to their truest selves. Stay present, become aware and pay close attention to how your body feels when you're doing different activities.
Hope this helps.

Answered 3 years ago

Shaina Leis
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Blessing Tangban

I'm in your shoes my friend, but here's what it keeps coming down to for me..... there's something you love to do, it's nagging your mind but you're either dismissing it or not giving it deserved attention because you think it's silly or something of the sort.....
If that's not it then be open to the truth that your passion has not yet found you or vice/versa, it may still be on it's way.

Sometimes, just breathe and stop thinking about it, do something, anything.... they say it'll come to ya, i'm still trying to believe that myself. If it doesn't come then well, you may just not be the type to be passionate about anything.... you may just be the type that can get through life just floating through and through. Nothing's wrong with that either.

Cheers mate.

Answered 3 years ago

Blessing Tangban
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Jimmy Tam Huy Pham

It is absolutely okay to fluctuate from major to major (or interest to interest) during college. Majority of college students do not graduate with the major they came in with and/or work in the field that they intended to study before college.

To find interest, or disinterest, in a career, one can immerse herself/himself to the working environment (by taking up an internship or become a volunteer) in the field of interest. Only then when one finds out if they truly like, or dislike, the daily nature of their future career.

Answered 3 years ago

Jimmy Tam Huy Pham
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Omar Davila

I would recommend to make a list of what your current hobbies and activities are and pare them with careers that might involve some of those items in your list. Example, if you like to play basketball, you might want to go into kinesiology.

Answered 3 years ago

Omar Davila