Passion, it's a fascinating beast no?
That powerful and compelling emotion that prompts us to act and react in the most interesting ways.
It induces an energy that is sometimes tangible and often infectious.
To be able to live my life with passion has been both a gift and a demon.
You see the problem is that I have often allowed my passion to drive me, rather than me directing it.
For most of my vocational life people have commonly said to me "Wow! You have such passion for this!" which is true.
What is equally true is that I allowed my passion to overtake other parts of my life and over time this fire almost completely burnt out my life spark.
So now I find myself in a position where I am learning to manage my passionate energy and discovering new arenas in which to invest my passion. This has been a long and painful road [they say that the most important lessons often are the hardest to learn] and there have been many detours along the way.
Part of this journey has seen me rekindling my passion for words and writing via this blog and I extend a sincere thank you to all of you who have encouraged this.
In closing I ask you this....If you won $20 million on Lotto tonight, what passions would you be eager to indulge?