I've read many, many articles on "finding your passion" that tell me that my life is not complete unless I find something that I am completely passionate about. I think there is a lot to be said for swapping the word "passionate" with the word "enthusiastic". That way you can embrace lot of different experiences without being zoomed in on just one.
For example, I love my husband, but then along came our kids - and I love them too, then along came their partners who are pretty terrific in their own right. Next will be grandbabies who will be just as fascinating and absorbing. Putting all your passion and love into one person precludes the joy and enrichment of extending that circle of love to others. I read a book a long time ago by Sheldon Vanauken called "A Severe Mercy", Sheldon was a friend of C.S. Lewis, and he and his wife had an intense, overpowering, passionate love for each other that allowed no room for anyone else - including children. His wife's early death was referred to as 'a severe mercy' because it was ultimately unsustainable to love someone to the exclusion of all else.
Today's world is big on the idea of having a BFF (best friend forever if you've been living under a rock and not heard this abbreviation before!) But why have just one BFF? Why not have multiple friends - dive into those friendships with enthusiasm and invest yourself in them? You might only be able to manage a few or maybe you are a social goddess and can juggle heaps of friends, but why not enjoy that diversity rather than expecting one person to provide all your friendship needs? What happens if that person fails in some way? Do you move on and promote someone else to the onerous task of being your new BFF?
I want to be known for living with gusto, for expressing and embracing love and friendship. For building people up and investing myself in lots of different relationships. I want to try new things and see if I like them, I want to sing out loud and dance if I feel like it and make every day count. I want to be the silly, fun Nan to my grandchildren, I want to laugh a lot and travel more and appreciate all the many blessings I have been given.
I don't want to find one Grand Passion, no I want to find LOTS of things to be enthusiastic about. I intend to try something new regularly - whether it's blogging, or leadlighting, or ballroom dancing or adult colouring, or getting a tattoo. None of these activities need to define me - they just become little parts of who I am becoming. And that should be enough to keep me going for the next few decades or so!