Everyone Needs A Passion
What is your passion? What keeps you up at night? What dream has got you willing to do anything and everything in order to see it through? Everyone needs a passion. It is this driving force that makes days a little brighter and life worth living. More often than not, the most passionate people are the happiest.
Think about it. Do you have a passion? Over the years, watching television series, sitcoms and movies made me realize that most of the time the main character has a passion they are pursuing. This passion creates the center of the plot of the story from which various scenes and episodes emanate. I am going to go over a couple of passions that I have seen people pursue as well as tap into my passion at the end; so sit back, relax and grab a steaming cup of coffee.
The culinary arts are a beautiful area to venture into. I have a really good friend who is really interested in cooking and all that entails. Every Sunday after church I pass by her place to see what new creation she has come up with. I have seen her put carrots in mandazis (a Kenyan pastry) as well as cilantro in her pancakes. It is actually tastier than it sounds so do not cringe. She also likes making kebabs. Last night we were talking and I suggested that she take a culinary course for fun during our long holidays. She said that she would love to, but time was not on her side as she is also planning to start an accounting course.
So she cooks in her free time. She has a passion and actually wants to open a restaurant later on in life.
So I have a friend who is really passionate about basketball. She lives and breathes it. Every evening she goes to basketball practice and gets home around eight o’clock. She has millions of jerseys and follows the happenings in the NBA world. She has a whole album in her phone filled with basketball related pictures. I admire her drive.
There are common sports that people are really passionate about. These include tennis, hockey, swimming, track and field as well as gymnastics and cheerleading.
Many artists take a chance on their talents. They spend a lot of money on art supplies and a lot of time on their pieces. I was an amateur artist when I was younger. I speak out of some experience when I say one piece can take up to two weeks to complete successfully.
Such people seek to join art based universities, which are actually quite hard to get into because they seek the best of the best out of a sea of really talented people. But born artists struggle to make a place and name for themselves.
Dancing, Acting and Singing
By far I find these people the most daring. They attend audition after audition and despite the constant rejection they soldier on. Their passion is too great to accept defeat. It takes a lot of practice and is not something to be taken lightly. These passions demand early mornings and late nights. But the passion gives one the drive to keep pushing on.
Yes. This is my area of joy. I wrote my first book by the time I was nine years old. I’m sure you would love to read it, but it never got published due to some minor complications. Ever since I just simply cannot go more than a week without writing something. Unfortunately, I am not poetic in any way.
I had begun writing a story on a particular writing platform but I stopped when I missed the deadline for a particular contest this platform holds annually. I assumed that was going to be the end of writing for me, but then I wandered into Hubpages. I thought it would be a nice chance to write and maybe one day get money from doing what I love.
What I am trying to say is that no matter what happens, so long as you have a passion, you can never let it die no matter how many paths you take knock you down.
Sit down. Think about what makes you crazy and smile at the same time. What activity do you love so much that you are willing to put everything on the line for? Find a passion. Everyone has one. It makes life more bearable.
© 2018 Valerie