Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Passion


"There is no PASSION to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~ Nelson Mandela

Before I started writing regularly I felt as if I'd spent my whole life settling. While I was lucky to have a nice job, I'd never felt passionate about it. I envied people who seemed to feel that way about their careers. While I can't say writing is my career (yet!) I can now understand how it feels to have a passion for something. And there's no question it's a good feeling. :D

17 comments:

  1. I love my day job, but I don't have the overwhelming passion that I have for writing - it's a very special feeling.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  2. Interesting post Julie - writing has always been my passion and I worked in it for many years as a journalist. In some ways it killed my passion because writing and making money don't always mix. Now I have a dull office job I guess I can see writing as more of an escape

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  3. Writing is certainly about passion.

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  4. Writing is certainly about passion.

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  5. Absolutely! It's great when you find the thing you feel you were meant to be doing the whole time.

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  6. Passion is important to have when you're doing something for a living. Sadly, not many people have jobs that they are passionate about. Writers are lucky. :)

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  7. That's one of the reasons I left my last job--I settled for it and got way too comfortable and stayed too long. I thought it would be better to focus on my passion (writing!) for a while.

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  8. Julie, it's wonderful you have a passion for writing! As you point out, we need a passion for something! Beautiful rose!

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  9. I'm with you on this, Julie. I feel bad for people who don't have something they're passionate about.

    Untethered Realms

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  10. I find it sad when someone has not found a passion in something they do whether it be work, writing, art, building, helping others-we all need that passion to have the candle burning within us

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  11. Thank you for reminding me of this! I'm about to tackle a writing assignment for an online publication that seems to be putting a lot of faith in my talent...and I'm feeling a bit terrified. This reminded me that I'm pursuing my passion and I should do so fearlessly!

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  12. Passion can stretch across one thing to another, intersecting and fulfilling. Sounds like you have discoveres the intersection.

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  13. Spot on, Julie. I thought I had passion for my job until I started writing again. Then, I discovered a whole new passion!

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  14. Hi Julie - that's great that you're feeling this way and I'm sure your passion will prevail and you'll reach the wider audience .. it's so good to be with you on your journey ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  15. glad your passion is shining through. Late to comment but back for more on Monday.

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