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What’s Your Passion?

Happy New Year!! We made it into 2020!! I know I’m late but in my defense, it’s just day 20 out of 365 days. We have the freedom to trade ’Happy New Years’ till the first half of the year is over anyway and I really don’t want to start 2020 with apologies. I know you understand.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 💜

Forgive my manners, though. How have you been? How’s 2020 so far? I sincerely hope you’re okay because I am. The harmattan has been on and off but it’s pretty cold right now.
You know, it’s funny but inspiration tends to hit harder when I’m up early in the morning and honestly, I think the reason I haven’t written before now is that I’ve been waiting for something big to happen, forgetting that there’s nothing wrong with capturing the little moments around us. Sigh.

I slept off right after I finished typing that.

I continued writing this at 9:43 am yesterday. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and I wasn’t able to go to church due to circumstances beyond my control. It was pretty cold and I couldn’t feel my toes. I eventually completed this writeup at 10:54 am and I planned to publish later in the day but Network was so terrible that I eventually gave up. Now it’s 3:41 am and I’m editing this work and it’s annoying that my Uncle who has refused to agree that I’m his favorite niece didn’t get to see my birthday wish yesterday. Well, this is me wishing my Uncle a belated Happy Birthday.

I’m just going to do a quick recap of my life for the past two or is it three weeks? Well, since the year started, I’ve been thinking about school work and all. Imagine, our exams were supposed to start on the 20th of January (lmao that’s even today 😂😂😂😂 ) I’m laughing because as at two weeks ago, I wasn’t prepared to enter any exam hall. The date was shifted till next month, there’s ample time to prepare, I’ve started studying and I won’t cry when I’m finally faced with my exams. In fact, my papers will fear me 😌

Just look at 😂

At one point these past few weeks, I couldn’t write anything. Like, thoughts refused to flow into words. It was annoying. I even asked people to give me ideas and I’m grateful for everyone who took time out to discuss ideas for Ruonaahsculture with me. It really helped a lot.

Eseosa posted this, I reposted it.

I remember one time at my grandma’s house when my Uncle was quizzing me, my brother and my cousins on what we had a passion for, what our passion was.

My granny is a lovely woman

He asked us what passion meant and I cannot remember what my reply was but the Merriam Webster dictionary defines it as an intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction towards something or a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.

Your passion is something that you’re always driven to do. It’s something that you’d be comfortable with doing anytime and anywhere. Most of the time, the things you’re passionate about are your hobbies. I got to realize how passionate I was about putting my thoughts on paper about 6 years ago and I eventually decided to start my blog in my 100 level.

Christian Fisher wrote that knowing your passion in life gives you something to build the rest of your life around. Your passion can be anything that simultaneously challenges you, intrigues you and motivates you. Contrary to the idea that doing what you love makes work effortless, a passion puts you to work. It’s what you’re willing to sacrifice lesser leisure and pleasures for.

People are different and they have different things they’re passionate about but one mistake some people tend to make is doing something because someone else is doing it. This is different from being inspired by other people. This is pure copy cat attitude and often, you’d find out that these people don’t exactly succeed in what they do because they don’t genuinely have the passion for it. For example, blogging generates a lot of income. You’re someone who doesn’t exactly like writing but just because you’ve seen a friend making money from it, you decide to try it too. You’ll find out that your actions surrounding that blog will be forced and you’ll basically consider it as being stressful. Your passion doesn’t stress you. Instead, it motivates you. If you do not like something, you cannot be motivated by it. I mean, it’s not rocket science.

Stop being busy doing what you don’t like to do. You don’t necessarily have to have a lot of things that you’re passionate about. You might not necessarily be earning from it but it’s what drives you, okay? I guess what I’m just trying to say it that you should find that one thing that makes you happy because why not? If you haven’t discovered what your passion is yet, don’t fret. There’s still time. I mean, I can wake up one day when I’m probably 40 and realize that I have a passion for football (okay, I’m joking 🙃 That’s never gonna happen 😂😂😂) Meanwhile, just do you and with time, you’ll discover that special thing that makes you happy, that thing that drives you.

Okay, I’m done editing and I’m going back to schoolwork. I actually believe what people say about your brain assimilating more in the early hours of the morning. You might see me here next month, maybe when I come back to talk about Valentine’s day or something. I can’t wait to be consistent. I’m just counting down. I’m going to publish this later in the day when everyone will be awake. I really hope you have a great week ahead.

Love,

’Ruona ❤️

P.S:

What are you passionate about and why?

Did you go to church yesterday?

What’s happening today?

How is 2020 treating you?

Harmattan nko?

Please feel free to make use of the comment box below. You know how much I love feedback. Thank you!!!

Author:

I'm Oseruona Asak, popularly known as 'Ruona. I've finally put myself out here to share my thoughts since I often need to share what goes on in my mind...

13 thoughts on “What’s Your Passion?

  1. Happy New Year!! what am I passionate about? I am passionate about photography and writing 😭😭😭 Like I’m in love with these two. And right now, I’m preparing to go to work 😥. This piece is beautifully written, Ruona ❤❤ and yes 2019 has been good and I might I’ve found the loml 👀❤

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    1. Molayoooooo!!!!!! I love the things you’re passionate about. I like photography too (that’s posing for pictures 😌) the only camera I know how to operate is a phone camera. 😂😂
      Thank you for reading… I know that 2020 is gonna be awesome for you. Now, do you mind sliding in my dm and telling me about the loyl?!! 👀

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  2. Well, passion is supposed to be on a specific something right??? But I find myself liking everything…. Do can’t say I have discovered it yet!! Do you know I intended discussing this with my family as a whole…. The girl was pretty scared but just like you advised, ain’t scared no more😘😘😘thanks for that

    The Sunday service was a funny one, some said is two services others said is one, well girl decided to go earlier and was happy no one would have gotten my favorite sit in Church but info was wrong and someone was already on my SPECIAL SIT😢😢😢😢….

    Okay, yesterday went well… Good girl decided to stay back after a funny class to read…. But at the end it was MISSION IMPOSSIBLE as from one gist to the other with my friend and yet I got home pretty late😂😂😂😂😂

    2020 has been so good to me I must say and I thank God for it!! The kind of favour I’ve been receiving since the year began, can only be God!

    Harmattan this time around is not wicked the first time it came… At least it helped alot in eradicating heat! That alone makes it wonderful for me….

    Thanks for the writing Ruona
    😘😘😘😘

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    1. Awww, thank you for stopping by and taking time to comment. But my guy, it’s only you that will have special sit in church 😂😂😂
      Please start reading. Exams have come already. 2020 will only be greater. Love you! 💜💜

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  3. Alot of people don’t know their passion or are confused about what they are passionate about. Most of us are all over the place but I bet, once we begin to ask ourselves what our passion is, we could make something meaningful out of it. Nice writeup dear.

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  4. Well your passion shouldn’t be about the money, it should be something you enjoy doing, but that doesn’t mean you have to make a career out of it(it’s still good if you can), but If you can’t, abeg either you get a well paying side hustle or turn your passion to side hustle, life is hard especially in this part of the world.

    No go dull yourself sha

    Ruona thanks for this, it made me really think and replan.

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  5. First off, a happy new year to you dear. I hope it brings you all you really need. Secondly, this post was a great read for me, I deeply enjoyed reading it, for a fact that I found humor and laughed, made it worth my while. So thank you for that.

    Anyhoo, I’d say I’m very passionate about writing and why is because it gives me profound joy and just being able to be creative is the best feeling I’ll ever know.
    Another passion of mine is reading (I don’t even know if this is possible but I am and I doubt if I can make a career off this or maybe I could as an editor or a proofreader, I dunno!!!)

    Anyway, moving on, I think the year has been alright. It’s off to a great start and I hope it stays that way for the rest of the year.

    Thankfully, the Harmattan is gone. I would say I’m neutral about it.

    Lastly, what you do is brilliant. Keep it up, sweetie!!!

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