There are typically two sides to having passion.
Some people (let’s say Bob) will tell you to leave your job if you are not passionate about it, and to keep doing that until you find your passion and then build a job out of it.
While others (let’s say Jane) will tell you that your job is more important, and that you have to sacrifice doing what you love to make money and feed your family.
I don’t understand why you can’t find a good balanace between both.
Because according to Bob, you can never work in a job you aren’t passionate about. And let’s face it – there are some jobs that you can NEVER be passionate about. Like selling insurance (no offense to insurance people), or processing paperwork (no offense to paperwork-processing people). And according to Jane, pursuing your passion means you always have to sacrifice and leaving something behind.
I say it’s okay. It’s okay to work in a job that you are not passionate about, as long as you enjoy it overall. That way you take home money, feed your family, and fund your passions that may have nothing to do with your job. If you sell insurance, but you have a good boss with good coworkers and good conditions, it’s okay to go home and work on your photography. Do you have to quit your job in insurance and find a job where you take photos? No, Bob, you don’t.
What is most important is that you are taking care of yourself financially and still pursuing something you’re passionate about.
Oh and no offense to Bobs and Janes.