There are few things in this world that I would do anything for. Living a semester and a few weeks in college have made me solidify that statement even further. I’ve realized how little I truly need to survive, but there are for sure still a few things that I just can’t do without: (see below)
-my best friend and all our banters and life chats
-my parents. oh boy my parents. + everything they’ve taught me but that is more of a novel than a bullet point.
-the Legally Blonde soundtrack
I’ve said this before on the blog, but I am the opposite of a “grey person” in terms of my feelings and what I believe in and am willing to speak my mind and stand up for. I either hate things or I love them. I believe in them or I don’t. My dad is a huge role model for me in terms of fighitng for what I believe in and doing what is right no matter what the people around me are doing or may think of my choice, and I will forever respect and love him for teaching me such a big belief and how to act on it. The things and people listed above are all things that I am highly passionate about. Okay so maybe chicken nugs, lattes, and a girl empowered jam sesh here and there aren’t NEEDED in my daily routine, but they’re things that make me happy.
I want to tell you how vital those things are to your life. The things that make you feel something in your heart you absolutely can’t even begin to put into words. Again, the nugs and coffee were for sure jokes (even though I won’t ever turn down either…) but there are a lot of things in life that aren’t. My entire life I have been told I am an insanely passionate person. Honestly I think I would have appreciated the compliment (it’s a compliment I am hoping…) a lot more if I understood what they meant. Since I have been back at school, I think I finally do. I get excited about things. I find things that I love and I do everything possible to keep them in my life. If something makes me happy, I am going to tell everyone about it and stick with it and try to get others to understand how amazing it is as well. However, I have found out this isn’t as easy as I would like it to be. There aren’t enough passionate people in this world.
Now, I am not saying by any means that everyone needs to have their thing that they’re like, totally obsessed with, however, if ya do, that’s super cool. What I want, is for everyone to understand that passion? It will benefit you in ways you have never imagined and change your life beyond belief. Find the things in your life that you aren’t grey about. Educate yourself within society. Find the beliefs, the morals, or simply the goals you have for yourself that you aren’t willing to let anyone tell you aren’t correct or aren’t going to happen. Take these ideals with you everywhere you go and constantly keep them in the back of your brain. Have something you’re willing to talk about, something you’re willing to stand up for. There are so many people in this universe who will talk about pointless matters without any passion. Be someone who does. Be someone who finds your stuff, the good stuff that you want our of your life, and gosh darn do something about it! This can be as simple as a goal you have for yourself or keeping certain people in your life.
Me? I am passionate about my people. The ones that bring me all the good energy, remind me who I am, what I am, and that I’m proud of it. I am passionate about the relationships that I hold that encourage me to be a better person and to work to better them as well. If you have these people and wanna keep them around….TELL THEM! Tell your people you love them! Appreciate them and understand that people want to be with passionate people. People don’t want to assume what you’re thinking, they want to be told. They want to hear what you have to say and what you have to stand for.
So pancakes. Where the heck you goin’ with that one Ally?
Find the things in life you would be passionate and stand up for, but also make them the things that you would talk about over pancakes with your best friend.
Your passions? Make them yours. Make them learning calligraphy. Make them running further. Make them getting better at push-ups if you have actually ZERO arm strength this is just one big stubtweet at myself. Make them finding your passions.
Thanks for listening to my little rant on all things big and powerful and fun. Quite honestly, I’m highly craving pancakes now. Go find your loves and passions, and show the world why they’re so cool.
Until next time, xoxo, Ally
P.S: you guys are one of my passions too.