That’s a weird word.
One some people hear it, they think, sex. Others think, my dream career. Still others think, my boyfriend/girlfriend.
To be completely honest, I’m not sure what the word means to me exactly. Maybe it’s a combination of those things…maybe it’s none of those things.
But not knowing the precise significance of the word in my life doesn’t stop me from using it all the time.
Don’t mind this post…it’s just me trying to figure out what significance the word passion holds in my life. (a majority of you reading this…if any of you read it….will probably think i’m totally out of my mind and that i over-analyze…..and i’d like you to know that your assumption is spot on.)
"I love to dance" is an understatement. I need to dance is more like it. It’s an outlet from work, school, my crazy family…..It makes me feel like I can conquer the world. It eases my mind, calms my body, warms my heart. I’m unstoppable when I dance. I’m the real me when I dance.
So is that what passion is about? Being the version of you that you aim to be?
As cheesy and cliche and sappy as it may sound, I experienced real love for the first time with this amazing man. Prior to this, I thought i knew what love meant (just like i thought i knew what passion meant) but i never really felt it within me, ya know? It was something external…and that’s just not right.
But now, with Karty, I love and feel loved in return. And trust me when i say there’s no better feeling in the world. With him, I feel safe yet adventurous—at the same time. I feel comforted yet challenged. No one in my life has ever supported me, loved me, believed in me, or challenged me in the ways that this man does every single day. I feel like i’m the best I can be when i’m with him.
Again…being the best version of yourself…feeling like you can conquer the world while in the presence of someone/something…is that passion?
For now, I’ll say it is. I’m passionate about dance. I’m passionate about my boyfriend.
Maybe one day in the future i’ll be passionate about my career, my kids, who knows what else.
I like this personal definition i have for the word…..feeling as though i can conquer the world while in the presence of someone/something.
And with that… Good night. :)
“The best birthday present I ever received was a T-shirt my friend had made that said “I passed out in Disneyland 07” (I had heat stroke in Disneyland)”