I was thinking about passions this week. How some people are masters at dance, painting, singing, mathematics, running, hairstyling, writing, the list goes on an on.
I started thinking about what my passion is. What I naturally live and breathe for. I can sing, dance, act, I love reading, pretty good at math, I hate running, wish I could paint, wouldn't have minded going to beauty school.....so what is my passion?
I love learning. It's what I excel at. All my life I have been teacher's pet. I never thought I was overly brown-nosing my teacher or anything. But I think my teacher's liked me because I was teachable. I liked learning. I would sit quiet and pay attention to those who I respected and could learn from.
I wasn't a perfect student by any means. If I don't respect a teacher (i.e. I don't think they can really teach me anything..) then its hard for me to pay attention, hard for me to learn.
So school fulfilled my passion to fill my mind with as much information and skills as possible. I would say information dominated skills in college. Sure you learn to write, take a test, pass your class. But I wish I had learned to sew, paint (which I could have done at UW), run, play an instrument, the list goes on and on.
There is so much I want to learn.
So I made a list. A list of what I want to learn to do.
5. style hair
7. travel affordably
9. write (not essays, but a novel)
10. play guitar/piano
There are more. But this is all I will write down for now. I wish college was more introductory. Sure you can take beginning dance, painting, and writing at UW. But you can't learn to sew, style hair, garden, play guitar (they have classes for those already trained), yoga. I know some colleges provide those experiences, but not UW. So maybe I went to the wrong college? Took the wrong classes? Either way it doesn't matter now. I graduated.
So my goal now. To take sewing classes, learning to garden, start running, make my husband teach me guitar.
Welp, looks like I still gotta whole lotta learnin' to do.
What are your passions? What do you wish was your passion (i.e. you could do instead of watching tv like me)?