Have you ever taken the time to reflect on what it is you really love doing? 🤔
Perhaps you’ve been asked in a job interview about your hobbies and interests and you’ve either found yourself struggling to think of an answer, or your dreams of being a globe-trotting photographer, a fundraiser or a professional sports-person have flooded into the interview room.
It may be that you’re lucky enough to engage in the activities you love on a regular basis, or they may sit firmly on an ever-growing bucket-list or perhaps you’re yet to find what it is that truly motivates and drives you.
Whatever your passions, hopes and dreams entail, thanks to the modern wave in technology and with a whole host of options at our finger-tips, pursuing them further has really never been easier! Here at Think Pacific, we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of pursuing your personal passions and aspirations and we’re here to inspire you to go get ‘em!
Importance of Pursuing Your Passions
Often, your passions and interests may sit well alongside your academic studies and you may even be able to incorporate them into your course. Some courses may even involve credit-bearing opportunities that allow you to pursue passions and interests during your course (check out our blog on the benefits of faculty led volunteering to find out more).
If you’re studying Geography for example, and have a passion for travel, make sure you jump at the opportunity to head on any of the incredible field trips your course may have to offer.
Selecting academic studies you enjoy will mean you always stay motivated and inspired. Don’t pick a course based on what other people think, it’s down to you and what you want to do with your life.
Opening New Doors
Experiences that involve your hobbies can often be a huge boost when it comes to writing your CV. Perhaps you have a passion for sport and have been involved in sports coaching alongside your uni-course. Make sure you get it down on your CV. It can show a huge range of attractive qualities in an employee – for example, leadership, being a team-player, organised, reliable and much more!
It Makes You Feel Good
Simply put, if you enjoy what you’re doing, you’ll get a buzz from doing it and the result can be a happier, healthier you!
Broadening your Horizons
Through pursuing your passions you may find you discover more new and exciting things on the way. A dream trip to the Pacific may lead to a new passion for rugby or an heightened interest in environmental issues across the globe.
Sense of Purpose
When you are doing something you love, you are more likely to want to do it more. Your passion can be a driving force to learn more and give you that all-important sense of purpose to be the best possible version of you!
Volunteering with Think Pacific
Here at Think Pacific, we believe in a love of adventures, a passion for experiencing new and exciting places and discovering more about what it is we love to see and do.
Whatever you’re studying, whatever your passions, Fiji offers the perfect setting to learn more about what truly motivates and excites you. We’re always so impressed to hear what our alumni are now up to – anything from pursuing a career in the charity sector, to setting up inspiring businesses, they’ve used Fiji as a platform to grow personally (and professionally).
If you’re studying Psychology or interested in mental health, our new mental health volunteering project could be the perfect fit for you.
So, if you’re feeling inspired to chase your dreams and reap the benefits, why not have a chat to one of our friendly team to find out more? A unique trip to Fiji can be an amazing opportunity to pursue your passions and you may even find yourself discovering new interests and dreams. For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.