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Find Your Catalyst

Why would anyone live without his or her passion? Could it be because of family? Perhaps cold feet, or just the easy way out? These are all the reasons I’ve witnessed my loved ones, and myself go through on their way to pursuing their passion. Some of my loved ones allowed these reasons get to them, and they backed out. Others did not even try at all, and immediately took the easy way out.

As for my journey, I was a mixture of all these people. I was constantly fighting an inner battle trying to figure out if I was doing the right thing. I also had mental fights with myself to try and understand if I was the person I wanted to be. These internal conflicts took place during my college years.

I just wasn’t myself during my second and third years at university. I was frustrated with the fact of how I ignored my passion and ambition. I chose to take the easy way out; I didn’t believe that I was able to be the person I always dreamt of becoming.

One of the first things I did that brought me back to my senses was actually becoming an active member of the MUN (Model United Nations). Ever since I was in my first year at university, I signed up for that club but always ignored their messages. I was offered an opportunity during my third year, but I was so demotivated, and very detached from my goals & passion that it took a while to convince myself to participate. I remember the day after the MUN conference, I was so happy because I felt myself again. This excitement led me to become a part of the conference the year after. I can truly say that joining the MUN was the catalyst for who I am now!

The other important factor that shaped me back to reality was my job. I found a job at a language institute- the last place I would have imagined myself to be, but the best I ever felt. Everything I do at the institute from blogging, to marketing, and business development are the last things I ever thought I would do, but it could never have felt more right! I am very fortunate that the path I was walking down during my four years at university led me to be a part of something so beautiful- Pomegranate Institute.

Sarah Tabbara,
Marketing & Sales Executive - Social Unicorn
Pomegranate Institute