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Help! I Have No Idea What My Passion Is

By | Fran Dorf |

Dear Fran,

I decided to write after another long day where I left work feeling depleted and questioning why I’m even getting out of bed in the morning.

Suffice it to say, I do not like where my life is, and I cannot find a way out.

To give you some back-story, I was put in a position in my freshman year of college where I had to choose my major and my eventual line of work. I was 20 and had no idea what I wanted to do, so I decided on video game development because it was a big hobby. Five years and two degrees later (BA and a MS), I’m in that field and don’t want to be here. I’m stuck behind a desk, work absurd hours, don’t find my job fulfilling, and keep seeing depressing similarities between myself and Edward Norton’s character in Fight Club.

Worse still, I have no idea what my “passion” is and can’t find it.

I’ve taken personality tests (INTJ 5 years running!), career finder tests (which tell me I should be either an artist or a chemist; go figure), tried almost every “find your passion” exercise on the internet, consulted friends, and I can never get a single, unified response.

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