There’s this running joke in our house about Jay and his beer obsession. Well, I call it an obsession – he calls it his “passion”.
- Obsession = the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.
- Passion = any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate
Sound pretty similar to me!
But I guess I’d interpret this to mean obsession is a need, something you can’t live without, whereas passion is a want, something you love. Maybe obsession is the negative component of passion even?
Jay’s two “passions” = Crossfit and beer (the perfect picture of the two – ha).
All this talk made me question what my passions are:
These are all my favorite things, but are they my passion?
YES to family, Crossfit, and baking. My three favorite things in the whole world. Three things I can’t live without – three things that inevitably make me happy and fulfilled.
Even when chopping the onions make me cry and my mascara run! lol
And even when a wod crushes my soul.
I still LOVE those three things with all my heart. And I’m pretty sure I always will.
So, yes, they are definitely my passions, not obsessions (even if I’m a little obsessed with Crossfit since it quite often dominates my thoughts – hehehe).
What is your passion(s)??