With the initial excitement of the new SHS school year dying away, and things are starting to get pretty serious, it is natural to be overwhelmed by all the work and stress. Passion projects are an easy way to escape from this mayhem where you can also seek refuge in. If you don’t have any as yet, here’s how you could find and start your own.
1. Identify your passion
The term passion project is pretty self-explanatory – it’s all about what you’re passionate about. So no, it doesn’t necessarily have to be something you are talented at or something you have the knack for – it just has to be something that you like immersing yourself in. Think about what things make you happy and I’m sure you’ll find what your passion is
If you have identified one or more of your passions, bravo! It’s now time to think about how we’re going to make it a “project”. This part is super interesting because it’s where you decide how exactly you’re going to use your passion. In case you cannot figure out how there’s always Google to rely on 😉
3. Trying to find the right fit
One shoe doesn’t fit all. Nope. You need to understand how best you could convert your passion into a project by taking into consideration the time you will have at hand and make sure that it doesn’t clash with your schedule. It doesn’t have to be too fancy, as you are not in competition with anyone. Just make sure that what you choose is going to be nothing short of fun.
4. Cost effective
It’s okay to dream big on the one condition that you ensure that it’s going to support the budget of a student. However, don’t let this be a hinder to doing what you love. Find easier alternatives to make sure you don’t get into trouble half-way down the line, leaving you, even more, stressed out than you originally were.
For best results, it’s all about juggling the work you have with the time you have for your project. Manage your time wisely, and make sure you don’t neglect your project too much which would ultimately lead you to abandon it, which would, in turn, be a complete loss of the purpose. Because, even if things don’t go well at school, you do know that there’s your project that’s gonna keep you going.
6. Spread the news
Get your friends involved too – that way you’ll easily connect to those who share the same passion as you. You can attend workshops together or even organize one yourself.