As I’ve gotten older, certain things have become more important to me than they were to my younger self. I no longer stay friends with people who treat me poorly. I no longer care about the latest trendy gadget on the market that everyone “has to have.” And I have learned that a life without passion is no life at all.
I have met many people over the years, and the ones who always stand out are the ones with passion. Now, I’m not talking about the push-you-up-against-the-wall-and-kiss-you-in-the-pouring-rain type of passion so common in romantic films (I’m looking at you, The Notebook!), but the yearning for something more than the ordinary life. This is the type of person who cannot go a day without playing an instrument, who stay in low-paying careers because they absolutely love what they do, and who light up when they talk about something that is important to them.