Have you ever had a person, a potential employer, your parents, your grandparents, your high school counselor, your college counselor, your cats in your head, ever ask you what you’re passionate about? And you just think….What AM I passionate about? We get so caught up in our lives of work, school, hobbies, or our mental and emotional health that we don’t step back and evaluate our own passions and how we can implement them in our lives.
So I thought it would be nice if I went through my passions that I’ve always had, and ones that are blossoming right before my eyes.
For a long time, my writing has been an expression of my soul, my heart, and my mind. It’s how I express myself and my life, and over the years has been my go-to when I want a glimpse into how much I have changed or improved as a person. Writing started with reading, and my mom and grandparents are all teachers, so there was plenty of that in my childhood. I read Junie B Jones, Animorphs (if you don’t know that series you are blessed), Series of Unfortunate Events, and Choose Your Own Adventure. I was captivated by the way words could describe something so vividly in my head, and I wanted IN. I wanted to choose my adventure.
I was hesitant to put this here because I thought, this is my spirituality, but is it really my passion? And I think that the two go hand in hand. Just how Christians are passionate about Jesus Christ and the “Word of God” I am empowered and find solace and incredible joy from practicing Wicca or witchcraft. It is probably my longest standing passion. Because I have been so involved in it since I was about ten years old when I was old enough to search what I wanted on Google. I am still trying to regularly practice witchcraft but I have barely ever questioned whether it is the right path for me spiritually. It has lifted me up in ways I never could have imagined. And given me faith in not just the earth, but faith, admiration, and strength in myself as well.
This is a passion that I have seen blossom more in my mind through the past year or so. I want to volunteer, I want to donate my time to help others in need because it’s simply the right thing to do and I want to help my fellow human. It is also much easier now that I am where I work because as groups, employees go and volunteer with meals on wheels or at the food bank and I am 100% ready and on board. I want to help get food in children’s mouths, get cats and dogs into loving homes, I want to make sure that all Trans kids are taken care of through programs like planned parenthood and that there continue to be LGBTQ shelters and more of them. We have to put some good out in that world right now. Because if we don’t then who will? You have to take the first step for more to follow your lead.
Continued Improvement: Following Passions
To conclude this post I just want to say that no matter what your passions, you should go towards them. They are your bread and butter, your base when you are unstable. And they will lift you up when you are falling. And if you have to pause something in your life like school, or a hobby, or a relationship, or anything to focus on your passions and yourself, please, do it. And no matter what your parents, or your high school and college counselors, or your cats in your head will say. You are your passions. And without them, you are not you. So go for them. No matter what. There will eventually be someone behind you cheering you on.
Thank you for being you.