What things do you do on a regular basis? What activities are regular parts of your life that make you who you are and make you happy? I’m just curious. I begin most days with a run. I also make reading, writing, and drawing – or some form of art – a part of most of my days.
I enjoy these things because they are a reflection of who I am and who I want to be. I don’t do all of these things for purely selfish reasons, either. I do them because I hope that they make me a happier person to be around and a more giving person.
Some things we do in life because we wish to maintain a particular lifestyle. Other things we do just for fun. I think one of the greatest achievements in life is to find a way to support oneself by living out a fun passion that doesn’t feel like “work”, in the negative sense of the word. To obtain such achievement is more difficult for some people. Finding a driving passion may not be so easy. If it were then there would not be so many people stuck in miserable jobs. If it were easy we would all be living a passion filled lifestyle.
How do we find that passionate life? I don’t have the answer. All I know to do is to keep doing the things that I already know I enjoy. Trying new things and improving on what I already know. If I achieve the ultimate lifestyle then fabulous, because then I can continue to build on my achievement. As it has been said many times before, “life is about the journey, not the destination”. Maybe as long as we are alive the journey never ends, perhaps the ultimate goal is to learn how to keep the entire trip ignited with passion. What lights up your life? -trvw