For the last 6 months or so, I have been blogging about my experiences living in Finland as well as comparing life in Europe to what I was used too back in the United States. I think now is a good time to take a step back and reflect on life and what directs us through each day. Some of us live life as if we are a rat running around the wheel in a cage and we re-live this same dull day over and over again. My aim is not just to repeat old cliche's, but I am one who truly believes that every single minute is precious and we have only one chance in life. So, everyday we must seek and fulfill the passion that drives our desires. Inspiration can come in many forms and fashions. It could simply be a pleasant exchange with a stranger or a heated political discussion with a coworker, or just simply pushing your child on a swing in the neighborhood park. The point is we all need something to motivate and inspire us in life.
Family, friends and co-workers are all important in our daily lives, but to find fulfillment and passion, we need to look deep within ourselves. We need to analyze and seek out the items in our lives that we are passionate about. Maybe you are driven by your work and it stokes your internal flames, or maybe you enjoy painting art, or perhaps even rock climbing. Everyone has their own favorites hobbies and interests. The hard part is taking the time and effort to keep your passions alive and well. The fact is that they can only be kept relevant through continuous drive, desire and determination. This is your life, the time is now, get out and live your dreams.
Those reading this blog entry, I ask you to leave me comments on what inspires, drives and motivates you in your daily lives. Hope to hear from you.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. ~James Dean