Falling Out of Love with a Passion

Hey, girl!

Welcome back to the Death Before Decaf Blog- I’m so happy you’re here!

Today I want to talk about something I’m pretty sure we’ve all been through- falling out of love with a passion! It seems like one minute, we’re totally into something, and then the next it just slowly fades away and we don’t have the motivation or desire to do it anymore. Well, guess what? That’s totally OKAY! You are allowed to have a change in interests and grow! That’s all a part of your journey.

I myself have been through this a TON. For example, when I was in high school I wanted to be a director- specifically a music video director. I used to gather all my friends together (and trust me, they weren’t always thrilled about this, I had to bribe them with food… a LOT) and make music videos for my favorite albums and songs. I even made a couple of Hunger Games themed music videos. I would fill notebook after notebook with plans for more and more songs, dreaming about making my next idea a reality. It was always such a rush being able to create something that was just once a thought on a piece of paper. I don’t remember exactly when I stopped writing down music video ideas, but I haven’t made a music video, or even written down an idea, in over 3 years. My high school self would be totally surprised to learn that!

I think what marked the shift for me was the start of my journey in college. I was learning so many new and exciting things that I started to dream in a different way. I started to focus more on my degree, and while I had less time to make music videos, I wasn’t giving up on creating, I was just creating other things. Then, I began to really find my path with event planning! Once I entered into the world of entrepreneurship, I realized that I had a lot of passion for a lot of things. I mean, I had just created a business out of thin air! My business has since taken on a life of its own, and I’m remembering passions I fell out of love with a long time ago, like drawing, that are making their way back into my life in new ways.

I think sometimes falling out of love with something that was once a huge part of our lives can feel bittersweet, and I don’t know about you, but it almost feels like I’m losing a part of myself. I’m one of the biggest advocates for growth and change and not remaining the same, but I’m also a huge sap and I get super sentimental. It’s hard for me to reconcile such a large change without feeling a little somber. I think the cool part about all of this, though, is that we don’t actually lose that part of ourselves. I think that skill, talent, dream, passion is just waiting to come back in a new way!

All of this to say that falling out of love with a passion doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It can simply mean that you’re in a phase of growth, and that new things on the horizon will make way for your old passions to re-ignite! I still love that rush of being able to make something I simply wrote down on a piece of paper become reality. So, if you’re in a season of life where it feels like something that used to set your soul on fire just isn’t cutting it anymore, you’re not alone! You also don’t have to say “goodbye” to that passion, maybe just set it on the shelf for later, and explore what IS setting your soul on fire.

No matter what you do, it will be AMAZiNG. So, explore, create, dream, and let your passions wander!

XOXO,

Rachel