Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday Words: Passionate

I'm linking up with Deb Runs again for Wednesday Words.

Deb Runs


This week's word is Passionate.

Boy, this could go any way, right?

Passionate defined means "having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling, fervid." But also "easily moved to anger; quick-tempered; irascible." As a redhead, that's probably a better description of this word for me, but we're going to focus on the first definition. :o)

I think that if you know me, or you've been around here long, you probably know the things I'm passionate about. They are typically the things I write about.

1. Family
2. Running
3. Cooking
4. Books/reading

There was a time in my life when my one, true passion, that nothing else compared to, was my horse Oliver and riding.


Sadly, life changes some things and horses are no longer a huge (or even small) part of my life, but I would change that in a heartbeat if given the opportunity. 

As we grow and learn, our passions change in the same way we do. My daughter is currently passionate about all things Frozen, and Disney princess in general. But she's also starting to learn new things in school and make new friends. I hope (and pray!) that she becomes passionate about learning and opens her minds to new things. 

Sometimes these changes are slow, and you wake up one day to realize that all of a sudden your life focus has really switched gears. My running is a good example of this. I started out just kind of putzing around, hoping to lose some baby weight, and now it's on the forefront of my mind at any given time. 

Some times you dive in head first and immerse yourself in a new interest that becomes a passion. My relationship with my husband was like this. I pretty much fell head over heels, and we quickly started spending all of our time together. 10+ years later...

Or the moment my daughter was born. Talk about some intense emotion! After spending 9 months wondering who this little person would be, and what she'd look like, the love and passion I felt for her was immediate. 

So what are you passionate about? Did you dive right in, or did you gradually warm up to it? 

14 comments:

  1. It is true that passions ebb and flow. but that keeps life interesting - or maybe it's the changing passions that keep life interesting.

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    1. I think it's both! Changing passions and those that are lifelong...

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  2. Our passions do change at different times in our lives don't they? That's what makes them so exciting right?!

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  3. I like that ebb and flow thing. I tend to get passionate about things and then it fades...running has stuck with me for a while tho!

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  4. You are SO right about passions coming and going. SO right!!

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    1. I think it adds to the spice of life!

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  5. greetings from Florida! I do think some passions come and go and some passions are so strong you can't shake them! Running is fairly new to me and I think I must have been looking for it and did not know :) It has been a game changer!

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    1. I agree! I've been running for about 4 years now. I hope it's something that sticks because it's so good for me - physically and mentally!

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  6. My passion is building a better me and I jumped right in. Once I made up my mind I was all in, course that is my personality once I make up my mind that is it! :) Great post!

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    1. I am the same way! Once I've decided, that's it!

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  7. Passions definitely change with some things over the course of time, but I guess that's pretty typical with most people. The love and passion you mention about your daughter is the same that I still feel about my adult sons, my husband, too.

    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. I definitely think that's how we grow as individuals, learning & doing new things!

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