G for Going Gaga!


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It’s fun to be a child. Apart from not shouldering any responsibilities apart from doing your homework and finishing your meal, one is virtually free to dream and explore! Ask a child about what he’d want to be in future and he’d tell you what he’s passionate about or what he has admired about his mentors particularly his family. The issue of how well the profession pays doesn’t come into play. Obviously, his innocent mind cannot fathom the significance of how lucrative a job should be. All he cares about is that he likes it and would enjoy it.

But growing up and running this tough race called life has proven to be quite successful in making people lose interest in passion and keep them chasing after money. People who had big dreams of being the next best singer, actor, athlete, painter, designer now find themselves trapped behind desks, stuck in cubicles with almost no one to talk to but their monitors and it’s the poor keyboard which suffers from the fingers of the frustrated soul.

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Life without passion is a joyless and struggling existence. Only a few people get to live out their dreams and get paid for it and sometimes you can’t help but feel a little envious and wishing it were you. But it’s not too late to relive the childlike dreams you had and go gaga about it!

I’m not saying quit your job to follow your passion (although some people have dared to and it worked for them) but nothing stops you from enriching your life with what you used to enjoy doing during your younger days. Don’t allow the stress of this life to kill your drive for passion. Whatever talent you may have was bestowed on you for a reason. It’s better late than never when it comes to serving the world with what you can do and also to happy yourself.

(c) Google Images.
(c) Google Images.

Start teaching, singing, writing, volunteering, painting, designing, building, sewing, cooking…whatever it is that gives you satisfaction. It doesn’t matter if your primetime has long passed. You can still influence and encourage someone with your choice not to give up on yourself and your gifts to become resilient with his dreams as well.

Don’t let the deadlines to pay your bills, tuition fees, mortgage, loan debts bore you to kill the spark in you. Find exciting to do and go gaga with it! You’ll find yourself de-stressed and livelier. Your brain would be able to process new ideas on how to deal with your present situation.
Work your heart out but don’t forget to enjoy life as well. You only live once.

Josephine Amoako © 2016

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m a huge advocate of what you said. As a student in medical school, I lost my entire 20s literally living inside a hospital without even seeing the city i lived in properly. Over the last few years, I have made it a point to spend time away and follow my own passions too and they have been the most rewarding phases of my life.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Good to know, Roshan! Thanks for sharing your experience ☺

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  2. Enjoyed Reading ….
    Gaga over your post 😉😉

    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading! 👍

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  3. Hammad Rais says:

    Going Gaga is good but if you can keep it in your control, then you are really doing it right. I sometimes do want to Gaga but keeps myself in control.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yeah, control I’d important too. Thanks for adding that. 👍

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  4. kmankata says:

    I’m all gagaing…

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  5. claowue says:

    A Grat post! Isn’t this why we chose to accept the A to Z Challenge? 😉

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    1. joseyphina says:

      It surely is! ✋

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  6. doreenb8 says:

    Yes! I did go gaga last year and quit my job to write full-time. I often thought I made a huge mistake but finally it is all starting to work out!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Good for you, Doreen! I’m glad it’s working out. Wish you all the best! 👍

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  7. Av8tor1988 says:

    I think it’s important for everyone to embrace their inner child every once in a while and just go gaga over something, especially if it’s something you’re passionate about.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I agree👍 thanks for passing by ☺

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  8. Marquessa says:

    I need someone to teach me how to Gaga…😕

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    1. joseyphina says:

      It all depends on what you love to do, Marquessa ☺

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  9. Great post – I agree wholeheartedly.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Sandra☺

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  10. Reblogged this on EXPRESSIONS and commented:
    Words to live by!

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  11. Reblogged on Expressions.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m honored. Thanks.

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  12. Nena says:

    Awesome word selection!! Love this!

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