Just over a year ago, or maybe nearer a year and a half ago now, I had a job interview and I had to prepare a presentation on something I was passionate about. So obviously it got me thinking…What am I actually passionate about?
I feel like answering this question it could be so easy to say a ‘thing’, such as an activity. Cooking, sports and sustainability are a few things that come to mind. I got thinking and for me, my passions were, and still are similar to those just mentioned: fitness, travelling and sustainability. But I felt like these were so cliché and setting myself up to blend into the crowd. I needed to pick one thing, that could link those 3 things together.
So, what links those three things, fitness, travelling and sustainability, together for me?
I soon realised, it was because to take the initial step to become interested in those things I had to get outside of my comfort zone. So something I am really passionate about is making sure you get out of your comfort zone.
Fitness – in 2016 I signed up for a 16km race having never run more than about 2km before in my life. 16km was way out of my comfort zone and it was a goal to be reached. I did it, I got a really good time, and ever since then my enjoyment of fitness has continued to grow.
Travelling – in 2017 I flew to Australia all on my own to go and study at the University of Sydney. It was so scary, I had 0 idea of what to expect, but MY GOD, it was the best 6 months of my life. I saw so many beautiful places and met so many amazing people. It opened my eyes to exploring the world, and now I can never sit still and am always planning my next trip.
Sustainability – I come from a big meat eating family. Deciding to become vegetarian was almost slightly rebellious of me and very out of my comfort zone, what do you even eat when you don’t eat meat!? But, it was SO worth it, it opened my eyes to the world of sustainability and for that I am thankful.
What are things you are passionate about? How did you come about being passionate about them?
Thanks for reading, Chloe x