On Passion

Another sunset on BSL. Inspiring? I think so.
"Without passion you don't have energy,
without energy you have nothing."
-- Donald Trump

Passion is an interesting thing. It can be obvious. Or it can be kind of stealth. And it can be downright frustrating if you cannot figure out what your passion really is.

Take it from someone who knows.

In the past, when people talked about their "passion",  it has been a stressful thing for me.

Because until lately, I have not known what my passion even is.

I have spent my whole life trying to figure out what my "talent" is. What am I good at?

No, seriously this is true.

What do I do well?

I have always come up with nothing, well okay, maybe organizing and being efficient, but seriously that is not really a talent.

I am a mediocre kind of girl. I can do a lot of things, but I do them just "okay", not well enough to consider them a talent. Nothing I do stands out.

It kinda stinks.

I would love to say that I am an awesome singer, but the truth is, I am definitely not. I love to sing but I love to sing with someone who is a lot stronger of a singer than I am, so no one can really hear me.

I would love to say I slalom ski well. But the truth is, I am just okay. Better than the average person, but not good. Not good enough to even ski a real slalom course. ( I did try that once).

I would love to say that it is being a yoga instructor. But the reality of that is I am downright inflexible. And, I always have been. You can't really be a great instructor if you can't do half the poses.

Maybe it is cooking. Nope, another strike out. I am good at fixing other people's recipes, but I have rarely, if ever, made up a recipe all of my own.

Entertaining. Making people feel comfortable. Hostessing.

Are these even talents?

It sure doesn't seem like anyone else counts these as talents, but they are the closest I can come to having a knack for something.

How sad is that?

I have had several discussions with other women these last few months about this same topic. I have come to realize that even if you have no apparent talent, or at least cannot define and recognize your own talent, it is still there. Underneath all your insecurities, all the distractions. Something is your passion. Maybe we are all on our own separate journeys to discover it. Maybe we get frustrated because some people find it sooner than others. Maybe some of us just take a little longer to gel.

I'd like to think that it is never too late to uncover your passion. Your strength. Your inner light.
Because I think I may have found mine.

I believe that I was born to blog

I am so not a fan of "the Donald", but his quote above, I wholeheartedly agree with.