I’m going to be honest and admit that I don’t have one particular passion. I don’t have this magical passion that most motivational and inspirational speakers describe. Oh how I’ve searched for it. I’ve prayed for my passion, my sole purpose to be revealed to me. I hear so many stories about how some people knew their purpose and passion from childhood. These stories of their success have always inspired me, but I could never fully relate. I’ve never felt the type of passion described. I’ve never had a clear defined purpose. What I have always had though is curiosity.
Late last year I heard an interview of Elizabeth Gilbert (whom I am a big fan of). She spoke about curiosity. Ms. Gilbert explained how if you aren’t fortunate to have a passion right now it’s okay. Just follow your curiosity. This simple statement relieved so much internal pressure. She gave me freedom to pursue me.
Now don’t get me wrong having a passion is beautiful. I cheer for those who have that one particular thing that sets them on fire! Hooray for them. But that is not me. I don’t have a passion, but I do have a curious spirit. I’ve started to follow my curiosity by asking:
What do I like to do? Where would I like to travel? Who would I like to help? Why? What would happen if I…?
Those questions have led me to starting this blog and even recently completing my degree. Curiosity is my leader right now. I’m going to see where it leads me. Perhaps I will be passionate about my curiosity….maybe.
I encourage you to follow your curiosity.