Beyond Purpose: A Journey to Discovering Passion
by Valerie Karpiel
Client Account Representative for Allied Affiliated Funding
As a young adult, I did not have a clear career path. There were so many things that I enjoyed and felt passionate about, but trying to find the best avenue for my future felt really overwhelming. I did not want to limit myself to just one passion when I had so many. At the time, I was teaching young children. Even though I enjoyed my work, something was still missing.
Is it possible to love what you do and not do what you love?
Steve Jobs said it best, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” I wanted to truly love what I did. I wanted to find passion and purpose.
So, what did I do?