Passion is What Makes you Unique
“Passion is oxygen of the soul.”
You are not truly living without a passion. One passion of mine is playing basketball. Even if it is just putting up some shots in my driveway, there is nothing I would rather do than play basketball. It was 8:00 am on Saturday, and I was sitting outside on my porch. I looked at the dew, sparkling on the grass, and I knew it was going to be a good day for basketball. I went in to the garage, grabbed my basketball, and jogged outside. You could only hear two sounds: the ball bouncing on the pavement, and the light sound of birds chirping in the distance. I started out with some warmup dribbling drills, and then I practiced my jump shot. The steep hill behind my gorilla hoop stole my ball a few times, but that is something that makes me even more driven to swish the ball. By the end, sweat is dripping from my forehead, and I feel like I am dying. I was ready to go in, but I knew that I must keep going if I ever want to improve. When I am finally about to go in, I challenge myself to make three straight shots from a difficult area. This time I got lucky and did it on my first try, but sometimes it can take me up to 10 minutes. It is not something that I actually have to do, but it is a ritual that I do every time I play basketball. Basketball is fun even if I am only shooting by myself, and that is what makes it one of my passions. I always look forward to playing games, practicing, or shooting around with my friends. No matter what I am doing, if it is related to basketball, I always have a good time. Passion: it makes your life worth living.