The plane ticket is bought. I’m finally committed to the most exciting journey of my life so far. For those of you who do not know, I will be traveling to France on October the 14th, and helping Anthony, a past exchange student start a FIRST robotics team there. He let me know yesterday that he now has a core group of six students helping him start up the team at the moment.
This team is going to be one of my favorite things to help with. I spent over two hours the past three days redesigning a logo idea for the team, and felt like no time had passed at all. With design and organization, I can do hours of work without a second thought. It’s amazing how whenever you are able to work on a passion of yours, how time seems to pass quicker.
Productivity has always seemed to be linked with passions as well. While passionate about something, you put your heart into it, and consequently become more productive. When my mind is focused on a passion of mine, I have more drive to get it done, and more things come out of it.
In pursuing your passions, you can do amazing things, even those that others might deem impossible. Some friends of mine have worked hard, pursuing their passions, and have accomplished “impossible” things according to some. One friend of mine pursued his passion in robotics and engineering through FIRST and an internship in downtown Portland, and is now attending college at MIT as a Freshman. Another friend of mine has pursued her passion in music, and has already written a concert, released an album, and just posted her first music video. She is looking to travel to Nashville this next year, and keep pursuing her passion. I am sure that through following my own passions in engineering and international travel, great things will happen.
I am looking forward to starting this next great journey in my life, and cannot wait to take off to France!
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
My reading today is Psalms 117 and John 18