Pursue your passion right where you are

Excerpt from the farewell speech of Catriona Gray when she turnover the Ms. Universe Crown to Ms. South Africa.

We often limit ourselves to the path we’ve taken a long time ago, those moments when we have to decide for something which can sustain us for the long term. So we decided to pursue what is practical.

As we grow up, we lost that sense of wonder and excitement on pursuing what we love to do. We pursue what they say are practical ventures and that which gives us a sense of stability. But I hope we will never forget that life is a journey and that nobody is too old to learn and that nobody is too old to try to pursue what one once loved to do.

Most of the things we love to do are often buried in our hearts as the demands of life call us to do what is urgent at the moment. Fear also has a way of crippling us from doing and pursuing things and that’s where we need to hold on to faith and keep believing. While we think where we are may hinder us from pursuing what we love to do, we can however view it differently. We can accept the path we take at the moment and do our best in it and at the same time try to incorporate what you once love to pursue in your daily lives.

I get to realize that not all of life’s passions has to be pursued through formal education. Some of those are already part of us and we just have to use it and share it to nurture it and to continually improve in it. Maybe the careers we have had been gained through formal education because it was necessary to go through it. But beyond our careers we have different passions in life and we need not let go of our careers to pursue our passions. Sometimes we just evolved taking the lessons we learn in our journey. The two can go together just as some people have pursued their careers as their passion.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

-Oscar Wilde

What I want to convey is that we don’t need to wish we were someone else or that we are somewhere else. We just have to be who we are and be present where we are and do things with our hearts and minds. Also, I believe that we don’t need things to be perfect to get started. We just have to put our heart in what we do.

More of life is about the journey because we face life on a day to day basis and not embrace everything in one moment. And our life counts not with one milestone but who we have become in the process of pursuing what we love to do and how much God taught us in our journey.

And it is my hope that you get to see God’s guiding hand in your journey and you get to appreciate His presence even when circumstances are tough, fully convinced that He is sovereign and is in control. Our lives here are temporary and everything else is passing and we need to make the most out of it just as Christ came to serve and not to be served. And we can serve in so many ways with who we are right where we are. Our teacher once said that “Success is when the Lord will say at the end of our lives ‘Well done good and faithful servant’”.


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