Have you ever wanted something so badly you put the rest of your life on hold, waiting for that something to happen?
Do you find yourself hating your life right now because you aren't living with passion the way you long to?
I noticed this predicament frequently when I was in my twenties, as many young women around me were waiting to meet the man of their dreams. They were just marking time in a job until their wedding day when true happiness would begin.
Maybe you feel this way yourself -- you're just ticking days off the calendar until you find your passion and can live a more fulfilling life. Maybe everything that's happening right now is just filler to occupy the space between today and the day you find contentment.
I can relate to this feeling. I've felt the restlessness and emptiness of not knowing my passion.
I know what it's like to wake up with dread and low-level anxiety, wondering what's wrong with me and why I can't find happiness and fulfillment.
The feelings of frustration eventually taint every part of your life, even the parts that are going well.
Those days when nothing is fun, nothing is meaningful, nothing is interesting, are some of the most soul-crushing times of your life.
What's even more depleting is feeling there's nothing you can do to change the situation or your toxic mood.
Even when you finally believe it's possible to find your passion (which provides some relief from despair), you learn pretty quickly that it doesn't happen overnight. It can take months or even years to discover it, refine it, and make it part of your daily life.
So between this moment right now and the time you live your passion, are you destined to live in mediocrity and unhappiness?
Will you just pass the days in quiet desperation, waiting to live with passion?
You don't have to do that -- and you mustn't.
Please don't give away one of your precious days on this planet to despair or boredom. You do have options.
There is a way to live happily each and every day and make your life better even as you wait for the best -- your life passion. This time "in-between" can be a time of joyful expectation, during which you prepare body, heart and mind for positive change.