According to the good folks over at Merriam Webster, Passion is defined as
a : ardent affection : love
b : a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept
c : sexual desire [See why I was caught off guard at the interview?]
d : an object of desire or deep interest
Now sometimes it's like lust, short term, fire in your trousers, flash in the pan passion. Like, for example, beading. One time, long ago, I hand beaded Christmas ornaments. I loved it, did it every day, made like 200 snowflakes. It was me, a solder iron and my blue and clear beads. After that, nothing. Now, this weekend I went to get some supplies thinking I'd take it up again, make them as a LLS fundraiser. I just stood there in the aisle of beads, dumbfounded, overloaded, confused... I walked away.
Then there is how I feel about running, and fitness in general really. Some people may feel the same way about biking or swimming or whatever. I have been running for close to 20 years, and yet never ran a 'race' until January 2007. Of course once I did, I was done for. This year, actually this month, will be my first Half Marathon. I am so unprepared, I would NEVER in a million years recommend anyone trying to run a half without proper training. BUT do as I say, not as I do... right? No.no.no. Lead by example...I'm prepared, for the most part, all but 100% mentally and that won't happen until I am crossing the finish line!
For those of you who don't know, I have been recovering from tendinitis, and it sucks...bad.
[Him looking at me with disbelief]: "Get yourself a good brace, and inserts, and take it slow."
SO, that technically was not a No. Two weeks later I was back out, with my brace. I know the doctor knows best, but I've already paid for it, I am doing it. So run, jog, walk, crawl or carried... I am going to collect my bling. They say Love is Blind, it may be deaf too... less than 20 days until the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon!
So are you passionate about something? If you aren't, shouldn't you be?