Do you have a passion? Maybe a hobby, volunteer work at a charity, your job, fitness and lifestyle? What is passion? According to Webster, it is a “strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept”. Urban dictionary defines passion as “putting more energy into something than is required to do it. It is more than just enthusiasm or excitement. Passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible.” So now that you know how it is described – do you have one?
I think it’s so important to be passionate about something if you want to be Happy and excited about life. My definition of a passion is an activity that I wish I could do all day. I wish I could stay up all night doing it. I’m excited to get up in the morning to be able to do it some more. For me this passion changes from time to time, but it always involves doing something creative. Sometimes it’s quilting.
Sometimes it’s sewing.
I get on pincushion making kicks using my antique teacups.
I even get very passionate about my website.
There are times when it’s re-decorating a room.
Most recently, my passion has been knitting.
And right now I’m really into knitting jewelry.
I’ve actually been staying awake until 1 or 2 in the morning knitting my beaded jewelry. I just can’t quit. I also have a couple of art/craft shows coming up this fall. I try to keep my Etsy shop filled with inventory, too. It’s not ever going to make me a lot of money, but I’m passionate about these things that I love to do. I try to get passionate about doing my “Real Job” during the day. I’m definitely devoted to my “Real Job”. I have to be. I put energy into it. But it doesn’t provide me with that passionate enthusiasm a lot of the time.
I think that if you go through life just doing what needs done and being bored with your days and weeks and years, then there’s a part of you that isn’t alive. So find that passion. The choices available to us all are endless. You could end up like me, with passions to spare. But you never know, tomorrow I could get a new idea or see something inspirational and a new passion will be born!
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