There’s a lot that goes into our decisions about what career to pursue. Sometimes it’s finances, or family expectations, or a fluke job opportunity—and sometimes we truly follow our dreams. But even in those rare cases, there can come a day when the passion that once got you out of bed in the morning begins to weigh you down instead.
I know, I’ve been there.
After studying theater in college, I moved to New York City to pursue a career as an actress. Before long, I’d gone on tour in a children’s play and was performing a one-woman cabaret. It was my supposed dream, and yet I wasn’t happy.