What are you passionate about?

United States
July 6, 2007 11:31am CST
I was always jealous of those people who knew what they wanted to be when they grew up. I still don't know. I have never has anything that I am passionate about, something that I get totally lost in. How about you guys?
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@LadyDulce (830)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, but I'm intensely passionate about food and drink and everything that goes into their preparation, including gardening to a point. The only reason I'm not pursuing it as a career is because I don't want to get burned out and grow to hate it. It's happened before, but my kitchen is the closest thing to Nirvana I can possibly imagine. Especially with the freshest herbs, richest chocolates, most tender cuts of meat; oh, and the tools! Do you realize how many knives are out there? Or power equipment? I have a blowtorch specifically for my kitchen, lol. Blessed Be
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• United States
10 Jul 07
oooh nice:) I bet you can make creme brulee, I'll be over soon :)
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
9 Jul 07
I am passionate about animals, besotted is actually the right word, and have never entered a career where animals were concerned. I think there are quite a lot of people out in the world that doesn't necessarily have a career in what they feel passionate about, and just like you, I think many are in fixed careers and have the thing that they are passionate about as a hobby. A strange phenomenon indeed!
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• United States
9 Jul 07
Yeah, I think a lot of people do that, but I think that is good, becuase you are not necessarily defined by your job :)
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
9 Jul 07
I am passionate about animals, besotted is actually the right word, and have never entered a career where animals were concerned. I think there are quite a lot of people out in the world that doesn't necessarily have a career in what they feel passionate about, and just like you, I think many are in fixed careers and have the thing that they are passionate about as a hobby. A strange phenomenon indeed!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
6 Jul 07
i am passionate about taking care and loving my family. i am passionate about learning new things. i am passionate about reading and allowing myself for that short time be taking some where else. you don't have to be passionate about becoming somebody or rather something. your passions can be what ever you love to do, and in turn those things can help you bring in the income
@mummymo (23707)
6 Jul 07
Work wise I trained in what I was passionate about - working with children! When I had my own though it was different! I would really love to train as a teacher but unfortunately I don't have the confidence and my health would let me down! xxx
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@Sushicook (691)
• Sweden
6 Jul 07
I am very passionate about art and comics. It's my life, and I strive to sell my art for a living in a few years time. Passion is something that you have to stumble upon, I think. You need to find that one thing that makes your soul burn, and that always makes you feel like the strongest person in the world.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
When I was a kid, I used to dream of being a simple person living with a simple life and having a happy family. That was before, as I grew up I started to yearn for something. I was searching for my own place in this world, something to make my folks proud of me. Lots of ideas fill my mind, like I wish that I'd be a band member. A social worker to help poor families, or maybe a good writer to share some of my adventures and stories in life. Never did I thought that I'd end up just like my father's profession, to be a seafarer. But I'll always keep those childhood dreams in my mind, because we never know when will be needing it!;) My first love is music, I enjoy it though I never had a chance to perform in fromt of huge crowds with a band.
• United States
6 Jul 07
What instrument do you play?
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
I play a guitar, as most of my uncles do!;)
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I am passionate about being a therapist. I like to help people and listen to their problems. So, this is what I am going to do someday as soon as I finish college off course.
• United States
11 Jul 07
That sounds good! Then you can help me :)
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
6 Jul 07
At this point in my life I would have a hard time saying what my passion is. I wish I was. I know of people who have that passion. I guess the only thing that I have some passion for these days is writing. I enjoy gardening but dont have the roon here. I used to have passion for acting but have no place for it here either. I applaud those who do have a passion and enjoy persuing it.
• United States
6 Jul 07
It's good you are passionate about writing at least. I sort of go in and out of liking writing.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
19 Jul 07
The last few years my passion has been to help the elderly. I have a cleaning business on the side, and most of my clients are older or have health problems. It is really hard for them to get the help they need with everyday living. I provide many other services for them as well. I even give them a discount on my services. This work has been very fufilling for me. I love helping people, and it make me feel so good.
@dixielol (1581)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Im not passionate about things like work. But there are some things, like animal rights that I am really passionate about. I never knew for sure what I wanted to be either. Still dont know. I think everyone has a hobby or believe that they are passionate about. You just gotta figure out what it is.
• United States
12 Jul 07
I'm passionate about a lot of things but none that I can actually make any money at LOL. I'm passionate about my beliefs, my family, children, equal rights, the environment...well my list could go on and on. And each of these things I could easily get lost in if I let myself.
@TawnyJo (131)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I know exactly where you are coming from. I have often felt the exact same way. I'm still trying to find what I'm passionate about. I really want to do something that I love. I've always been jealous of people who know exactly what they want to do and have a real true passion for it.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I have been passionate about seeing where the life will take me. I can do many things and it is interesting to see who hires me and how long that lasts. I get to slowly stretch all the muscles that were developed through school and each job as I have held them. Eash relationship has guided me to different cities and jobs and wonderful living conditions at times. The joy is in the journey and we are the ones that have the full life. Those that are married to their work and so focused can miss out on things with family and life in general. Good luck in all you do.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jul 07
My problem is just the opposite, lovely, I am very passionate about so many things that I have never decided what I would like to be. I enjoy writing, art, history, problem-solving, and reading. That is why I have never been able to find my niche in this world. It is terrible to be unable to decide what you want to do with your life.