The best piece of advice I’ve ever received was from my Grandma Joanne, written in a high school graduation card to me. Underneath the printed poem she wrote, “Follow your bliss.” This short but sweet piece of advice has stuck in my mind since. I called my grandma recently, almost five years after she gave me that card, and asked her why she wrote that specific piece of advice. She shared, “I wanted you to know that you should choose to do what you care about, and what you enjoy, not what other people want you to do. Everyone will have opinions and ideas for you, but you must stay true to yourself. Follow what makes you happy. Don’t follow the money, prestige, or pressures. When you follow your bliss, all of that follows. In order to fulfill one’s full potential, they must be doing something that they love.” Her words will forever stay with and inspire me.
When setting and achieving your work-related and career goals, it is of great importance to follow what you are truly passionate about. Even if you are currently unaware or unsure of your true bliss or are still searching for your “dream job”, have faith that you will discover them with time. By trying out many different jobs and experiencing new things, have hope that you will find what tickles your fancy and determine what occupation fits you best. Also, keep in mind that even if you are not working at your “dream job” right now, know that every job you have in the meantime serves a purpose, as they all help lead you to the career of your dreams. Believe that you’ll get there one day and that your journey will be well worth it in the end. Have faith.
Happy following my bliss,