An independent woman is aware of her emotions, speaks from the heart, and upholds her personal principles. She is self-aware and looks out for herself. She is self-reliant in every way; she can support herself, choose her own path, and be her own best friend. She doesn’t need validation from another person to make her feel beautiful, loved, or whole. She appreciates who she is. She is always proud of her accomplishments and believes in their passion.
This generation has more varied views about what independent women might look like and what they can be interested in as a result of growing up, and this diversity of thoughts also applies to their passion. So, what is passion? According to the Britannica dictionary, passion is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. Passion without action doesn’t produce anything worthwhile, because passion is the fuel in the fire of action. When you have passion for something, you love it even when you hate it.
Over 100 women in their 30s were questioned by Forbes magazine about their passions. This question has a wide range of answers.
The top things they are enthusiastic about include living a life full of meaning and finding the “balance” to enjoy their lives, as well as being a good daughter, mother, sister, wife/partner, aunt, grandchild, friend, and member of the community. The next things that independent women are passionate about are fitness, food, music, and fashion.
Fitness is the number one interest named, followed very closely by music and food. Fitness no longer just involves working up a sweat or even just losing weight for the independent women. It has evolved into one of their greatest passions and is a culture. The fact that health and wellness also made the list of the top five passions demonstrates how seriously they take their physical and mental health.
A person who is passionate about food and cooking can be described in a variety of ways. However, the term “foodie” is common in today’s society. The truth is that one of the most crucial aspects of our world right now is food and how we connect to it. It influences our culture, economy, waistlines, and health. With over 80% of people having two to three meals a day there is no doubt that the average person thinks about what they want to eat quite often. But only those who have areal passion for food would think of it as a career option.
For some people, music is more than just a sound: it’s an art with rhythm, tune, emotion, and meaning. In this sense, music can be inspiring and empowering. While it hasn’t always been the kindest or most accepting industry for women (to put it lightly), people who are passionate in music can be a small part of the change that is making it a better, more equitable place.
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”. This quote was stated by Coco Chanel. People use fashion to express themselves every day and to show who they are. Fashion is something that allows people to be creative, bold, dramatic, and/or beautiful. Fashion is a highly fulfilling career for people with a creative mind and an adventurous spirit.
Finding your passion is never too late because it knows no age restrictions. There is no ideal age or period of time to discover a passion. Only at the ideal moment does it occur. It’s crucial to have the confidence to find something you truly enjoy while also being patient in your journey. So, it’s wise to invest in your own self-knowledge. Knowing yourself will help you identify what truly resonates with you, and then you have to go for it. You will experience different stages of confusion or trying out various things along the way, but in the end you will discover your passion. Therefore, no one should feel left out because they haven’t discovered it yet. It is just about timing.
What about you? What are you passionate about?
Written by Apta Maheswari