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How I'm getting more passionate about life

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How I'm getting more passionate about life

Penny Younger

Passion is a funny thing. We can dabble in and out of it; we can acknowledge it’s there, but then do nothing with it.

I saw a quote tonight, by Roald Dahl, and it really struck a cord with me.

I began to realise how important it was, to be an enthusiast in life… if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.

I’m really drawn to stories of people getting a little ‘white hot’ about their lives.

I love hearing of people’s conviction to seek out their joy, to follow their inspirations and to unapologetically let bliss be their guide.

This is what life is about.

And this quote, reminded me of that.

Yesterday at work, someone was explaining what affect early or late harvesting of grapes has on the taste of wine. The explanation lasted for all of about 10 seconds, but I found myself so inspired by it, and it reminded me of one of my dreams; which is to do a farm stay at a vineyard, somewhere in Europe and learn how to make wine.

I am completely captivated by European culture, and the way that they live..

Enter my love and fascination with cooking.

Take my interest in learning a new language for example. This has reminded me to scrap the tip toeing around it – in fear of royally failing – and to just dive in; to immerse myself in classes, new words and practising with my fiance, who is fluent in the one I’m trying to learn.

What other things in life can you get white hot about?

Things like romance; if you have a partner, how easy is it to get complacent with eachother? This reminded me that I’m mad about the guy I'm with, and why on earth should I play that down? None of us should play down love.

Getting white hot about love:

+ More conversation

+ Day trips on weekends

+ More laughing and playing

+ More dreaming together

+ More love notes

+ Picnics

+ Sunrises and sunsets

+ More kisses for no reason

+ More music and more dancing.

Love and being madly inspired by it, is amazing.

I am also inspired by connection - to life, to myself and to my loved ones. Ensuring I get my daily dose of it, so I can show up in the world in the best way I know how, is imperative.

+ Yoga

+ Meditation

+ Reading new books

+ Nature

+ Sitting on the grass

+ Sunshine

+ Beach walks

+ Chats with friends, with no time limits

+ The ocean

+ Sunrises and sunsets

+ Conscious breathing

+ Gratitude

+ Talking to the Universe (It’s seriously better than therapy.)

Beauty also really gets me excited. I love observing stylish women and how they hold themselves; I’m inspired by the elegance and grace of it.

To get white hot about this, to me, simply means to surround myself with more beautiful things; fresh blooms, a new lipstick, Pintrest and stalking Rachel Zoe on Instagram more often. (If you don’t know who this is, do yourself a favour and Google her.)

I hope this inspires you to write a list of your own; to get white hot about passions, and to hone all of your energy into them.

This is what sets life on fire.

Life is all about that fire in your belly, that comes from following your bliss. That is how you know, that you are on the right track. Don’t question it, just follow it, and get white hot about it.