By Khaled H.
First let’s define the meaning of passion, according to Oxford Dictionary one of the many meanings of passion is an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. So what is my passion? Ironically I don’t know and sadly this remains a mystery to me. So one may think that I was unfortunate growing up with no hobbies or no system to nourish my creativity, but on the contrary to this, my parents invested heavily in me and my siblings in all ways possible. We went to the best private schools; attended every summer camp one could imagine; traveled the world and all along had very supportive family and friends.
My siblings have passions and hobbies that they pursue and enjoy, yet me and even at an older age; I find myself still in search for my passion, that one thing that would bring me joy and enthusiasm while doing. Don’t get me wrong, I am successful in my career, and very happy and thankful to all I have, but somehow that satisfaction one gets when indulging in a certain hobby or activity I seem to lack and therefor crave even more.
So now what?
As I am approaching the half a decade mark, I need to find me a hobby that I grow to love and be passionate about, I don’t want to look back one day and think of all the what if’s and maybe’s, so ideas are certainly welcomed. For those who are passionate about something be it sports, politics, reading, travelling, dining, watching movies, helping others, drawing, jogging or anything, I say keep it up and enjoy it. For those who are like me, well act now and enjoy something before it is too late. Life is too short to be all about working and stress we owe it to ourselves to try and make a difference in our own lives and find happiness, fulfillment and hopefully passion.
And Like Howard Thurman once said, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”