“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing”

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I find it hard to describe what I’m passionate about. I often hear “if you find your passion you’ll never work a day in your life”. I think this is true. But what is my passion?

I love to travel. I love visiting new places, seeing how other people live; I love to experience the culture, cuisine, music and art. I love learning about family dynamics and history of the people. I enjoy reading – I used to do a lot more of it-but now I have to carve out time for it. My favorite place to read is at the beach under an umbrella with the soothing sounds of the waves crashing ashore and hearing the happy squeal of children attempting to ride the waves. I love going to shows of all kinds. I love spending time and laughing with family and friends. I enjoy writing.

But can I make any of these my passion?

Probably. Does following your passion have to mean making a profit from it? That’s definitely nice. But is it ok to just do things you enjoy solely to feed your soul? If it brings you peace and satisfaction isn’t it ok to passionately do it and not gain monetarily for it? I’d like to say so.

What are some of your passions?

How about unfulfilled passion? Do you have any?

I have one: dancing. I remember being about 6 years old and walking pass a dance studio and asking my mother if I could take dance lessons, especially since I had a cousin who was taking dance lessons at that time.  She said no.  I can’t remember if she gave me a reason but I do remember not pushing the issue and taking no for an answer.  I’ve always regretted that; I should’ve been more persistent.  Till this day when I go see a dance show I dream of being on stage as a seasoned dancer.  Sometimes I even get angry with myself for not having followed my passion.  Then I comfort myself by enjoying the show and dancing at every party, in my living room, at concerts, with friends…basically any time the spirit moves me.

So if you can’t easily pursue your passion what can you do?

Well for me I put on my dancing shoes.