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Sister to Sister: Staying True To Your Passions

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a pianist. I’ve been playing since I was four or five, but from when I was ten to when I was thirteen, I went through a massive slump where it failed to bring me the joy it used to. Eventually, I realized that the piano itself wasn’t the problem – the stress my teacher caused was. Is there anything that you love to do? Whether it’s playing an instrument or sport, writing, drawing, playing games, or something else entirely, most people have something that they do that makes them happy. But what happens if something makes you stop loving what used to make you happy?

 

The first part of the problem to tackle is to figure out why you’ve lost your passion. Have you moved on from the activity itself, or did something start to make you enjoy it less? It’s possible that you’ve simply grown out of the activity and/or your interests have moved on, in which case you just need some time to find a new hobby or figure out a new way of doing your old one that interests you more. However, if you still want to do the activity itself but find yourself enjoying it less due to something like stress, it’s going to take a little more time to work around.

 

Once you’ve figured out if it’s an internal or external conflict you’re facing, you can find a way to resolve it. If you’ve simply grown tired of your hobby, maybe start looking into other activities. Try to find things that you’ve never done before, and try them out! You never know what you might find. If you’ve identified the problem as being something caused by someone or something else, though, it might be a good idea to talk to a parent or other trusted adult to try to work around the issue. That was my case with piano. Eventually, my parents and I realized that the best option for me was to quit formal lessons and move to being self-taught, which turned out to be one of the best things I could have done.

 

If anything is holding you back at the moment, I wish you the best of luck in resolving the problem or finding a new activity that you love! No matter what’s got you down, I’m sure there’s a solution to it. No matter what you decide to do, I hope you have a good time doing it!

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Hi! I'm Cat. I'm an awkward and nerdy teenager just trying to do their best in this strange world we live in. I've been on NMG since early 2015. If you have any questions about stuff or ever just want to talk, I'm always here!

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  • AAAAGGHHH! We're going to miss y'all so much! *hugs*
  • thanks sister to sister
  • Oh. My. Gosh. Thank you so much for the 'Sister to Sister: Starting Your Story' article, I've been struggling a lot with my writing!
  • Thank you for this!!
    I L-O-V-E it :)
  • S2S mentors are epic!
  • I LOVE THIS!
    • I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!
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    1. Do not look up random things

    2. Research an online community before you use it. (Not all sites are like NMG)

    3. When signing up for something, do NOT skip the terms of service , or the privacy policy. EVER.

    4. You have to be able to turn or log off the site during servere drama, if it’s against another person get an adult.(severe bullying directed at you for example)

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    6.have etiquette

    7.dont ask for personal info

    I hope this helps
    (I’ll edit later.)
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