1. lindseyb

    lindseyb New Member

    May 26, 2010
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lindseyb, May 26, 2010.

    I recently was asked if there was something i was truly passionate about. Not one word escaped my doubtful, pessimistic mouth.
    For at that very moment every memory, emotion, every aspect that is me began to race through my head at such an uncontrollable speed,
    i could barely sit still in my chair. How do you define passion? Is it something you yearn for, or is it sonmething you take lightly? Is it something
    you aquire through time, or as humans are we simply born with it? Is it that feeling in your stomach the moment your eyes open to the sunlight of a brand new day, or is it that slide show of events that race through your mind as your head hits the pillow at night? I've grown up thinking that passion can only be classified as sexual and erotic. Times when you curl up next to that "special someone", wanting the entire world around you to disappear because the two of you together is the only thing that makes sense. Residing in a place that light doesnt show, feeling every inch of each others skin. hesitating, heavy breathing. knowing it might be immoral
    and yet willingly giving in. Knowing when you kiss them that their lips will be the last lips you touch until the day you stop breathing. These are all things i have yet to experience. There for explaining my niave way of thinking. Because of this, i thirst for it. I yearn to look at life as something to be proud of as apposed to being embarrased by. I need to feel the knowledge that i was put here for a purpose and not just for the amusment of others. I have realized now that passion is all of this. It is the air we breath
    and the words we say. It is our opinons and judgements of ourselves and other people. I admire it! So is there something i am truley passionate about?..Yes, passion itself.
  2. Halcyon

    Halcyon Contributor Contributor

    Apr 19, 2010
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    Hi lindseyb.

    Well, that's certainly different from the normal introductory posts around here, and I am a big fan of passion myself, so welcome to the forum

    I hope that you find this place entertaining and informative, and perhaps even something that you can feel passionate about. ;)
  3. Northern Phil

    Northern Phil Active Member

    May 29, 2009
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    Passion is just a word to describe an emotion. In it's simplest form passion is something which you like or enjoy.

    For example, I enjoy exercise therefore I could say that I have a passion for exercise.
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Lindsey, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

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  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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