Discover Your Passion: How one day can change your world


discover your passionWhen you discover your passion – everything changes. Sometimes the change is so drastic that someone becomes unrecognizable or acts in a way that you never would have expected them to act.

But when you discover your passion – life just gets better.

Do you remember your first day of school? I certainly do because – I believe – it set the tone for the rest of my life. Everything changed – and not just because I was no longer spending my days at home, attached to my mother’s hip. Join me for a little walk down memory lane…

My mother and I had been dreading the first day of school for a long time. You see, I was afraid of everything and I was, for lack of a better term, a mama’s boy. I hated to be away from her for any period of time. You can imagine how apprehensive my mother was for that first day of school where she’d have to peel me off her leg and walk out of the classroom door, trying her best to ignore my shrieking cries for her.

And so that day arrived and we made our way to my new classroom. We walked into Mrs. Rothbell’s classroom and I nervously looked around at a bunch of children I’d never seen before. Mrs. Rothbell greeted us and I could barely look at her. And then it happened. I spotted something that sparked something in my little head and literally changed the course of my life. It was a full-on miniature woodworking bench! At the moment I spotted it, I let go of my mother’s hand and b-lined it to the workbench.

Hammers, nails, screwdrivers, sandpaper, (this was 1975 mind you, so this stuff was all the REAL DEAL) – I was enamored. I discovered a little piece of heaven in that room that day. I could tinker to my hearts desire – I had the tools to create whatever I could think up! Passion, my friends, had sparked something in me. I took off for that workbench and I never looked back! Oh, and my poor mother. She’d never prepared herself for this scenario. Her little Jimmy had found his passion and in an instant, both of our lives changed forever. She wouldn’t have to peel me off her leg whenever she left me at school and my fears of being on my own went out the door like the sawdust from the many constructions I was to make that year.

Imagine if we presented you with so many different tools that you could literally choose any path and find a way to test it out and see if it’s a good fit for you.

Once you discover your passion, you would be able to put it to action and learn everything you could about it. Well, that’s what The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project is all about and that’s what ZIPPER JUNCTION will offer to every person that walks in the door – an opportunity to discover your passion.

Do you have a similar story? I’d love to hear it. Comment below!