What’s your passion?

I was asked a very good question tonight. ‘What’s your passion? What do you get excited about?’ I didn’t have an answer.

I shouldn’t have stumbled on a question like that. It should be obvious, however, I realized it wasn’t. Many people have passions. Often they are hobbies if they aren’t what they do for a job. I don’t know what my passion is. I know I get excited when I talk about work, whether it is engineering or teaching. I don’t know if they qualify though. When I’m teaching, I miss engineering, when I’m doing engineering, I miss teaching. Maybe I just need to do higher-level teaching. Maybe I do need to get my PhD so that I can teach at the college level.

I guess I get really fired up about my kids. For those of you reading this, you are all amazing. You probably don’t realize it, but I love to talk about you. I’m proud of you. I get excited when you tell me that something I taught you came in handy. I love to hear about your accomplishments, your tribulations, your life in general. People who don’t know me well get very confused that I have kids who have already graduated from college because I speak of you all as if you were my own children rather than my students. We can all thank The Yellow Nunnery for providing an environment where teachers and students can feel like family and friends.

So more than teaching or engineering, I am passionate about the people who have been part of my life. You’ve all helped to make me a better person in some way, and I can only hope that I’ve had a positive effect on your lives.

What is your passion?

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One response to this post.

  1. I am of course passionate about my childern and the people clos to me.My personal passion seems to be my words.

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