Last week I was struck by a rite of passage, one of my students gave me an apple because he told me he knew that’s what people do; give people apples. It definitely made me smile!
I have been struck lately by the idea of, “Feeding Your Passion.” I feel pretty lucky that as a child, my parents always wanted me to be the best person I could be. I was ingrained in the idea that I could go anywhere I wanted and be anything I wanted, but I had to make sure I had all the tools I needed in order to do that.
The term “Feeding Your Passion” to me means this: you are working in so many different directions throughout your life, so that somehow, somewhere, you can use the skills you’ve learned along the way to pursue your dreams.
I am certainly a big dreamer. I would love to write a book one day, travel the world, hike a lot of mountains, and live every single day to its fullest. I would love to always be close to family and friends, and laugh with joy at every stop along the way. I would love to pass down my love of life and this idea of “Feeding Your Passion” to my own kids and family, and leave my students feeling empowered that they too can accomplish anything they put their minds to.
As I’ve gotten older, the ways to “Feed my Passion” have been different than I every could have expected. These ways come from finding it in myself to overcome my fears or finding my confidence to pursue a dream.
I’m not sure there is a right way to “Feed Your Passion”, I just know that in the end, when we’re standing at the end of our lives, I want to know I “Fed my Passion;” knowing I did all I could to better myself and live every moment to it’s fullest!
What is your passion? What are you doing to “Feed Your Passion”? Good food for thought as the pre-Halloween week gets in to full swing!