Success kid

How do you find the thing you’re interested in?

I’ve spent the past few years documenting my journey from university to the workforce and beyond. Whilst I mainly write for the enjoyment that writing brings it is nice to hear that my posts have resonated with a few people from time to time.

I’ve had a few people email me recently asking different versions of the same question.

How do you find the thing you’re interested in?

It was only when I was going on my lunchtime walk around London, which is a daily ritual where I set off in a new direction with the aim of getting lost, that ironically, I found the answer.

I haven’t found the thing I’m interested in. All I’ve done to date is do things that I find interesting. Every job, task or project that I’ve undertaken; any business that I’ve created, was done purely because I was interested in it.

I’ve had an internal debate with myself for a while now about the fact that I don’t have a skill set that you can define easily – like an accountant or lawyer. But I have come to realise that it’s OK to try a lot of new things.

Will I ever find the thing I’m interested in? Maybe. But until then I’m going to keep searching, exploring and learning, whilst doing interesting things. It has worked well so far.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store