People often interchange “passion” and “hobby.” The words are similar, but not identical. A hobby is an activity done regularly for pleasure. Whereas passion is an activity someone is devoted to. Passions spark more dedication and love than any hobby could.
“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
During childhood I had several hobbies I was interested in: theatre, writing, singing, scrapbooking, reading, etc. These activities occupied my time and helped me become well-rounded. I foolishly believed these hobbies were my passions. But if all these hobbies were hanging off a cliff and I could only save one, I know which one I’d save.
Writing has grown from a hobby/requirement in school to a passion. Within the last few years, I’ve leaped into the blogging-sphere. I feel so good when I’m sitting in front of my computer staring at an empty blog entry. The page calls out to me to fill the space with my words. I know my blog will never abandon or hurt me. It doesn’t add more stress to my life but instead relieves me of frustration.
Blogging is a friend of mine. Someone I can vent to and rely on. It’s always ready to absorb all the details, whether happy or sad. It doesn’t judge and I never have to worry about measuring up. Creating and maintaining “Creative Clarity” promotes personal development and skill strengthening. It’s a great friend to have, even if it’s inanimate.