It’s weird; the prompt for today (well, yesterday) was to talk about what I’m passionate about. This should be the easiest thing to write about, but it’s suprisingly hard.
My husband says that one thing that really drew him to me was my passion. I’m not kidding when I say I’m passionate about a lot of things. You know how most people have a nice middle ground most of the time, and only get really excited about a few things? I’m not like that. I’m constantly REALLY into something. Most of the time it’s just an overwhelming curiosity that drives me to research things that have absolutely no bearing on my life. A few months ago, I was fascinated with squids. The differences between species, the anatomy, the behavioral traits, the whole nine yards. I watched documentaries, read articles about new discoveries, and talked about them all the time. Eventually I stumbled upon the Humboldt squid. They have moved into the #2 spot for creatures I never, ever want to run in to. #1 is still cockroaches. It’s an irrational fear, I know. Doesn’t matter.
I do this all the time though. I have this constant need to acquire new information. I guess for me, passion equates to curiosity. And I’m curious about pretty much everything. It’s actually really entertaining in odd ways too. With Google’s new ads, they try to target your interests based on your searches. Mine are ridiculous! Sometimes they’re spot on and give me relevant jewelry supply websites, and sometimes they think that I need financial advice on how to pay off my psychology degree student loans. Spoiler alert: I don’t have a psychology degree. And I have no student loans. Kudos for trying to be specific, Google, but don’t trust anything you read on my history.