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.
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?