I've been asked plenty of times how in the world did I decide that I wanted to make jewelry for a living. Like of all things, why jewelry? And how did I know that THAT was my purpose. Honestly I'm here to tell you I can't pin point one moment where I was like "THIS IS IT". It just always felt right from the start, even before I really knew what I was doing..it felt right. When I started it was like a light bulb wen't off in my head and God was like "about time!". For a long time prior to starting my first online shop I had no clue what my purpose was and it started to worry me because it felt like everyone around me was starting to find "their thing".
If you're currently feeling the same way here are a few tips to help you discover your true purpose.
1. Think about what you love doing. What is the first thing you think about when you wake up and the last thing you think about before you fall asleep? What is your go-to thing when you are feeling stressed? I knew I loved making jewelry when it got to a point where I would rather stay at home and create than to go out. That my friends is LOVE!
2. Would you do the above if you were not getting paid for it? When you are truly passionate about something money doesn't matter. Of course making a living off of something you love is every ones dream but 9 times out of 10 that doesn't happen immediately. Before I even thought selling my jewelry was possible I gave the majority of what I made to friends and family for free!
3. Follow your heart, your mind is crazy. Our minds have a crazy way of telling us that something isn't right or that something we wan't to accomplish is impossible. There is nothing wrong with being logical but thinking too hard could result in you talking yourself out of taking action. This may sound sappy but you have to follow your heart in search of your purpose. Just go for it!
4. Try different things. I have always been the creative type. If you would have told me in the 3rd grade that I wasn't going to be an artist I probably would have looked at you crazy. But I quickly learned that I sucked at drawing but later found my creative outlet through making jewelry. Do you love food but can't boil water to save your life? Maybe become a food critic or start a food blog and write about the restaurants you visit. Don't be afraid to try something new. You never know what you may end up falling in love with.
So you are probably going through these steps and thinking that you really do love doing multiple things. I don't think that we are limited to just one purpose. I absolutely love creating jewelry but I also love being able to help other creative women turn their passion into a business and I do so daily through my one-on-one coaching services. It is totally normal to be multi-passionate so don't ever put a limit on your greatness!