We’re all passionate about something, one way or another. You could be passionate about your job, or you could be passionate about a specific cause.
You could be passionate about saving the tigers of the Sunderbans, or you could be passionate about saving the seahorses of the Pulai River Estuary, or you could be passionate about saving the, err, turtles :D
Hence, Lorelle’s latest blogging challenge is to:
Describe your passion and explain how you are living and working it into your life. Don’t have a passion? Don’t know what yours is? Well, if your blog isn’t part of your life’s passion, what is?
I am passionate about a number of things:
- I am passionate about helping people.
And I mean genuinely helping them within my somewhat limited capabilities, without expecting anything in return. And I guess the fact that I grew up in a single-parent family and having had to share a house with another family makes me realize that life isn’t always sweet and smooth-sailing. I have gone through trials and tribulations as a child that other children my age didn’t have to think or worry about, and that makes me even more determined to help people when and where it is needed.
- I am passionate about writing and blogging.
I love to read and write and I have always wanted to be a reporter when I was growing up. That was why I landed myself in a part-time reporting job during my undergraduate years. My part-time reporting job did not exactly take me to places, but I met a lot of people and from it, learned a lot of things that I would not be able to otherwise.
And like Kathy, I doubt I can ever “take a break” from blogging too :)
- I am passionate about turtles and conservation.
I have said many times that I am not an animal person. I am very afraid of dogs and cats. I cried when a lizard fell on my arm. I get goosebumps if I see millions of ants. But I am not afraid of the turtles.
My first job after graduation, as a Research Assistant, opened my eyes to the cutesy turtles and my mind to the world of conservation. People may not understand why we are constantly researching and conserving turtles, and I do not blame them. If you have not worked with them, touched them, look after them and see them grow, you wouldn’t know how it feels like learn about their declining populations.
As with turtles, I am also passionate about saving the environment. Global warming. Excessive use of plastic bags. Pollution. Species extinction. You get the drift..
So what’s YOUR passion? And how are you living and working it into your life?