I Exceed in My Passionate Endeavors Because…

What is your passion?

My passion is writing.  I LOVE to write. I could write all day long, and know that I don’t need to be doing anything else with my life at that moment.  It is a selfless induced, exciting, satisfying, perfected passion.  Ever since I’ve been a little girl I’ve loved writing too.  We had a mini-publishing company in my elementary school called ‘The PineCone Press.’  It would laminate our books, bind them, and give them back to us for free.  I was obsessed with publishing my books there.  I would send them to the PineCone Press, get them back, and read them over and over again to my stuffed animals in my bedroom.  Like I was on a book tour and everyone wanted to read my story.

Usually, kids stand in front of their mirrors and sing into their hairbrush microphones, imagining a life on tour and in the spotlight on stage.  I imagined my books coming to life in success, as I would read my writings.  I loved imagining stories unfold with my toy animals, and write stories about them to share with others.  I even tried to re-write the dictionary when I was twelve, in hopes of publishing my own.  This obviously, did not get past the letter ‘A’ but I believed I could do it.  And enjoyed learning about new words and basking in the feel-good glory I felt when I wrote.

It is a passion.  I love writing. I have been writing since such a young age.  This passion has always been there for me.  I’ve always been able to utilize it whenever I needed to feel at ease and happy.  But why does this passion feel good to me?  Is it because I’m good at it, and it feels really nice to be good at something in life?  Or is it because I biologically enjoy the satisfaction of writing, and I was put on this planet – my personality was branded to enjoy the craft?

That is where my next question comes in.  Where do passions come from?  They can sprout from two things; are we passionate because we are good at something (thus enjoy doing it) or are we passionate about (whatever it may be), right in the beginning and make ourselves good at it, because we enjoy it that much?  To make my questions proposed easier for you to understand, here’s another way of saying this.  Are we passionate because God put us on the earth to be good at it, or are we passionate because God put us on the earth to simply enjoy it, and become good at it with time?

Obviously, my writing has developed for the positive over the years with practice and perfected talent.  I love my passion, which makes me the ultimate perfectionist on my craft (while I’m not nearly a perfectionist anywhere else in my life) especially my work out schedule.  But have I always had this passion?  And was I destined to be good at it?  Or is it the pure influenced and motivated infested drive that makes me want to be good at writing, because I enjoy doing it?

You pick.  Why are we passionate about what we are passionate about?  And where does it come from?  Does it come from a God-given talent? Or the God-given drive to be good at something you enjoy most?

Categories: Life & Happiness


University of Saint Thomas graduate. Minnesota-bred and happy to talk about the weather any time you’d like! Strongly believes any situation can be bettered by a slice of generously buttered toast or Phil Dunphy. Would get arrested to touch Justin Timberlake’s face. Always trying to be a better person by not wishing horrible karma on people driving slow in the fast lane. Hear more: @twitter @instagram


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