Sunday, September 19, 2010

Finding My Passion

The other night we had dinner with a friend who is single and who we would love to find someone for. When we asked him what he looks for in a date he replied that he admires someone who is passionate. It didn't matter what the source is as long as the person is passionate about something.

I thought about our dinner conversation and reflected on my current situation. What was I passionate about? I searched the web for 'finding your passion' and came up with some questions.

What puts a smile on your face?
What do you find easy?
What sparks your creativity?
What would you do for free?
What do you like to talk about?
What makes you unafraid of failure?
What would you regret not having tried?
What excites you?
What do you read about?

Asking myself these questions was an eye-opener...or rather an affirmation for me because I agree that doing what we really love is absolutely necessary if we want to be fully happy.

My passions are not suprising. In no order they are:
  • photography (what it captures--food, friends and family, nature, life, and memories. It allows me to be more clutter-free when I can capture documents and sentimental items before donation)
  • our cats Havi and Elgy (can you tell?)
  • cycling (the sport, friendships I've made, clothing/gear, and freedom it gives me)
  • my job (I love what I do and grow each day)
  • my best friend/love of my life (who I come home to every day and cannot spend enough time with. I am a better person because of him)
These are the what I love to talk about, read about, spark my creativity, excites me, I would do for free, some I find easier to do than others but they never fail to put a smile on my face.

1 comment:

Johnny said...

Awesome post. I really enjoyed reading it.