Being Passionate About Something

There was a period in my professional career where I heard almost every other applicant bounce into my office and tell me she was “passionate” about beauty therapy. It drove me absolutely stark-raving bonkers because how could so many people be so “passionate” about the same thing?

(As an aside, as I type this blog, I figured out that, yes, working in a beauty therapy school will tend to bring a higher ratio of people “passionate” about beauty therapy through the front door to study, well, beauty therapy, so “duh” to me being oblivious to that humdinger of a fact. As another aside, the cynic in me wants to share that some of these applicants became students to only find that they were not, in fact, “passionate” about beauty therapy, and maybe this is why that word has become tarnished in my book.)

Yesterday, my new colleague Paula and I were discussing several different things in an informal and impromptu meeting in my office. (Paula is off on vacation in Rarotonga for a week, lucky woman. So, with yesterday being her last day in the office before vacation, I thought I would try and give her a pretty cruisy day, especially since she has been working very hard since she started with us a few months ago.) Paula is really into songwriting, and I, obviously, am into writing, so we started discussing this.
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Blast From the Past: “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough”

Blast from the past. YouTube came up with Patty Smyth as music videos I might want to watch yesterday. Her self-titled album “Patty Smyth” came out my freshman year in university, and it was, and continues to be, one of my most favourite albums ever. I played her album again today for the first time in a while. Who else remembers her? If you don’t, here’s the video for the biggest hit off that album, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough” with Eagles front man Don Henley.