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Have you ever woke up and realized that you weren’t happy with the direction your life was taking you?  Jessica Runck, who writes a column (Homegrown Hollywood) for The Forum, woke up one day and made the decision to leave her acting career behind.  She had been thinking about this for a while, but one day, she just stopped.  She made the decision.  She had a dream, but she also had something else that she wanted more – writing.  The way I describe it is she discovered what she was passionate about, what she was genetically encoded to do (it comes naturally), and what she could make money doing.  Jessica was good at acting, but she had to work at it.  It didn’t come as naturally as writing does.  That’s true for many of us.  We are really good at something, but we have this desire to do something that maybe we aren’t as good at.  Something that doesn’t come as natural.  When I was in high school and college, I was on the varsity swim team.  I was good, but I had to work at it.  Brian, a classmate, was great at it.  It came more naturally for Brian.  I was really good at helping people and once I understood that, my career was established and I haven’t looked back.

We all have natural gifts and abilities that we are also passionate about and can make a living, a career, doing.  Sometimes we need to wake up and realize that we have choices.  Jessica chose to put her time and energy towards something she was genetically encoded to do.  I did the same thing.  Life still presents challenges, but I wouldn’t change a thing.  As Jessica says, ‘In the end, it’s really the journey that matters, not the destination.’

Wishing you peace and wellbeing as you take the time to explore what you are genetically encoded to do, have a passion for, and can make a living  (career) doing.

If you want read Jessica’s journey:


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