Okay. Confession time. My sister and I have been watching Make It or Break It all last week and this week. I absolutely love it. It’s a little late for me, but I want to be a gymnast now. Ha! But then again after watching Grey’s Anatomy I wanted to be a surgeon (minus the blood and guts, plus McDreamy), after Celebrity Rehab I wanted to be a psychiatrist and after Biggest Loser I wanted to be a personal trainer. Perhaps I'm a bit impressionable? ;)
I love this show in particular for a couple reasons. I’ve never thought about the lives of elite athletes or Olympic hopefuls before and I find it completely fascinating. (Yes, I know, it’s only a TV show.) It amazes me that such young people already know what they want in life and work so hard to achieve their goals. They are focused, determined and disciplined. (Okay, in the show they are distracted too, but that’s just to add drama.) They are champions fighting for their dreams. I’m almost jealous of what they have. Their goals are specific, measurable and even tangible.
I suppose that’s why I’m drawn to this show. I want what they have. I want to be so passionate about something that I want to get up and do it all day, every day. Their love of the sport is so beautiful. While to some it may only be silly competitions, to them it everything; it is life. I want to want something that bad. As usual, I feel so lost. Yes, I am working and that’s great, but I’m not necessarily excited about it. I’m trying to figure out what I want from life and what I need to do to get there.
I’ve been thinking a lot about passion lately. I tried to make a list of passions, (music, art, relationships, food, God, health, fashion, books, movies) but I think I just wound up with a list of interests and hobbies. I’m trying to figure out the difference. I read this article a couple weeks ago about finding passion. I would love to hear your thoughts. What do you think makes something a passion? What are you passionate about? Are you actively pursuing your passion? Why or why not? Are you working to turn your passion into a career? Is your passion your vocation?