It’s 200% true. You live your passions. The difficult part (for me) is being able to find a way to live on my passion financially. I’m actually struggling with that and that’s how I came across your post.
I’m glad you have succeeded to do what you love and it’s a treat to do that!
You perfectly described the difference. I’m a cartoonist, at least its my passion. Last night my girlfriend called it a hobby, and its the only time shes ever insulted me. She didn’t understand why.
She compared it to playing video games. Its something done to pass time for enjoyment. When I pointed out that I don’t do it for enjoyment, I do it because I feel the NEED to, she revised it as, its a hobby as long as you aren’t making money off it.
I love it,, thanks for making my way so much clearer now
So I brought up the example of musicians who spend nights going form open mike to open mike, not making a dime. She called this a hobby.
She calls the countless hours of hard work, that I have to push myself to do despite myself, despite WANTING time for my hobbies. Just another hobby.
Had this argument before with my girlfriend, parents and friends. Was depressed for a bit because it felt like the world thought I was crazy. But it always made me happy (photography). And if it makes me happy, I’ll keep doing it despite what other people say. In the end, they gave up trying to stop me.
Hi Jenika, Great for you. It is important to pursue the talent that comes natural to you. It can be a career for you. I did not learn this until later in life.
I love photography. I have taken pictures since I was a child. (more…)