Finding your passion – your first step to crafting your ideal life

What is passion and how do you find it?  Once you have found it, how can you use it to live your best life?  These are some questions that have been asked for years.  Everyone has different goals, dreams and passions.  No two people are the same and you should not gauge your life based on someone else.  You need to live your own life.

What is passion?

First, here is a dictionary definition of the word, from

1.  any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2. strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
3. strong sexual desire; lust.
4. an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5. a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
6. a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything:a passion for music.
7. the object of such a fondness or desire:  Accuracy became a passion with him.

 From this you can see that passion is just a burning desire for something.  How you do find your passion or burning desire?  Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I will be providing information on how you can determine what your passion is, can be with regard to utilizing materials for a craft, discovering something new about yourself, coming to terms with what you are truly looking for out of your life, and then figuring out how to incorporate your passions into the life you are living so you can live your perfect life.

Finding your passion

In order to find your passion, there are a few questions you should ask yourself.  Remember when doing this, be as honest as possible.  You might be surprised what you discover in this assignment.  Also, remember that there are no correct answers. Whatever you determine is right for you.


1. Am I completely happy with my life right now?

2. Is there anything I might want to change to make my life better?

3. What is right with my life? What do I not want to change?

4. Is there something I love to do, that I could do all day for free and still feel wonderful about it?

5. Does the craft I do provide me with a wonderful feeling?  Or is there something else new I would like to learn?

Again, there are no right or wrong answers to these questions.  This is just a starting point. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be posting more about how to create your ideal life through whatever craft you participate in, and how to determine which is best suited for you.  Stay tuned! Please comment below and let me know if this information is helpful to you!  I certainly hope it is. Also, if you are so inclined, I would love to hear about your results when going through this project.  You never know what you can learn about yourself with this process.

8 thoughts on “Finding your passion – your first step to crafting your ideal life

  1. That was good! Another way that I notice, is to note what do you talk about that is full of energy and excitement? It may be helpful to get a friend to talk to while you do this 🙂

    I have talked to people about numerology and they all have noted that my eyes light up, and sometimes, I practically glowed! XD

  2. You are totally right! If your eyes light up when talking about your craft, whatever it is, you are in the right place!


  3. Yes, going towards one passion is the beginning to live a life of more contentment and less frustration or wanting. You define the passion and your questions real pinpoint well on what to consider in moving towards it.

  4. This is a good article to get you thinking. I think too often with all the hurry and stress in life we sometimes forget about our passions or at least we don’t devote very much time to them. We could all benefit from taking a moment to remember what our passions are and whether we are happy with how we are currently pursuing them.

    • Yes, Candy,

      Exactly! The more we determine if we are living our lives by our rules or someone else’s, the better our lives can be. By discovering our passions, we can start creating the life we want.

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Check back often for more!


  5. Hey Alison, I absolutely loved this post. Your self-reflection questions are so spot on! I literally ask myself everyday, “Am I completely happy with my life right now? And if not, what can I do to change that?” These questions, I feel are ground-breaking and can easily help you to begin shaping your own life! Thanks for this.

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