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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Purple Passions- Part Deux.

Several weeks ago I journaled and blogged about the the importance of passions. After a day filled with turmoil and disappointment, I attempted to gravitate to the core within myself. Times of desperation require a search for purpose. I am in search of a purpose that will be meaningful enough to give up ED. I thought, 'What do I really want to do with my life? What am I competent in  are my passions?'  My insecurities about my intellectual capacity and future that's rapidly approaching have led to a sincere realization. I do not want to spend my life trying to impress and please others. I'm tired of realism and logic. Whatever happened to passions and dream chasing? Since I can remember I have found passions among many global causes, of which include the environment, poverty, broken homes & relationships and politics. However, there are several 'loves of my life' that have remained consistent and in congruence with my values and morals. The first step towards my journey for a purpose is to identify my passions:
Judaism & Israel.
Frozen Yogurt.
Best Friends.

Now, what sort of recipe, though not a pie (hehe), can I concoct from those eccentric ingredients? In a perfect ideal world, I'd write and perform motivational and inspirational songs for Jewish children who have eating disorders while my best friends pass around ice cream cones...

Though, that idea sparks my interest and I'm very inclined and intrigued to bring reality to that recipe, I'm not so sure it's quite feasible. Nonetheless, I have committed to a week long challenge and goal. Over the next 7 days I want to explore the possibilities. I'm on a quest to find the inspiration behind the treasure others have found by following their purple, passionate road. From now until next Wednesday I will feature an article about what someone has done to give meaning to their lives. From Nobel Peace Prize winners to those who have been awarded CNN's most noted, 'Ordinary People, Extraordinary Impact' (which by the way, is my absolute dream to achieve), I will research, learn and be inspired.

I want to take this last moment of this entry to thank those who have sent such insightful, generous and thoughtful comments and e-mails. I can not transpire my unconditional gratitude into words. You keep me from going under-- you raise me up. I absolutely adore taking time out of my day to read your responses, answer your questions and better acquaint myself with you. I hope you never forget that, we are all in this together.

"Every dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the starts to change the world."- Harriet Tubman


  1. rebecca, i am LOVING your blog. you have such a wonderful, introspective way of phrasing ideas and making me want to think a little bit deeper. it's really inspiring.

    i think about this concept all.the.time - what do i want to do with my life? who do i want to be? how do i get there? i've never been one of those people that's known what i want. but i know my passions, and life is a matter of pursuing those as best we can. i try to be better at this every day - i know when i was at my most disordered that i never could have. it's only in the past three or four months that i've found my artistic side again.

    love that harriet tubman quote. hope yo have a beautiful day!

  2. what a hopeful post :) i'm so glad you are feeling inspired.


  3. beautiful post. i find myself wondering what is going to come of my life, what do i want to do...its hard because i feel like my passions change at the drop of a hat. i can't wait for the inspirational articles, wonderful idea!!
    i'm so excited for you to explore the possibilities :) there are soo many!
    i agree we are all in this together & beautiful quote.

  4. what a beautiful post.
    and I love that quote <3

  5. I can't wait to hear how you go with finding some passion, but if you DO happen to find the ice cream cone massacre and a group of Jewish ED suffers then please, do tell us about it ;)

  6. i have to agree with all the readers here! what a beautiful post. finding a passion again after an ED can be really though because it is not always easy to see who's passion it is you're going after. but i think you and me are on the right way to finding the right passion for our lives to leave the ED behind once and for all

  7. you are such an amazing writer!! so inspirational <3 keep up the good work hun! and i would be delighted to accompany you while performing for jewish kids with eating disorders :]

    love Becca

  8. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
    I love this post: I think it's so important to follow the passions in your life:) That picture is beautiful with the black-white/colours contrast!

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  9. All the luck and fun (this is needed!!) with your challenge!!
    I admire you for taking up such a challenge!! You're just amazing!!
    And thank you for the comment on my blog!! Have wonderful day!! Hug n.

  10. Thank you for finding my blog!! Passion is so important to either re-discover or simply FIND when you are recovering from an ED. Thank you for reminding me!!!

    <3 Laura

  11. What an excellent idea! I look forward to seeing the inspirational people you find. For me, it is a constant struggle to find a balance of happiness and responsibility.

    Good luck with your challenge! I hope you find the inspiration you are seeking.


  12. i love that fro yo is one of your passions. good luck with your challenge - it sounds like a great idea.

  13. This is a wonderful post and I thank you for sharing!!

    IT is true and I ask myself everyday what my true passions are....I just love the feeling when I find it and I picture myself living it every day!

    All the best today!