Today, I turn 52! I am extremely grateful and blessed to have reached this point.  I can spend the day lamenting on that increasing number, I can wax reflective on years gone by; yes, I can let those things be my focus. Today, though, I choose differently:  for however many years I have left on this great planet, passion will be at the core of all I do!  From the beginning of Chapter 52 until the final word is uttered, and the final breath released, I choose to live passionately!

Age is just a number and 52 is fabulous!  This number is no indicator that I should roll over and accept middle age.  There is a hell of a lot of living and loving to do! Fifty two might mean menopause and a few more aches and pains but it does not have to equate to less desire, less intensity, less tolerance, less compassion, less drive, less arousal, less excitement, less sense of adventure… in fact, it’s quite the opposite.

Words that will become common in my vocabulary and actions:  Animation, devotion, ecstasy, frenzy, joy, zeal, craving, arousal, desire, yen, fondness, enthusiasm, excitement, eroticism, tenderness, success, giving, hope, thirst, peace, ebullience, exhilaration, spirit, strength, “oomph”, vibrancy, adventurous, energy, compassion, sensual, romance, empowered, conviction, light, and love…lots of love!

As Vincent Van Gogh stated, “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”  Steve Jobs said, “People with passion can change the world for the better.”  When we shift our perspective, we can effect change within ourselves, which begets change in our small circle which can have a ripple effect out into the world.  In all we do and in all we are, passion should be at the core!

Chapter 52 is only the beginning.  Look out world, this passionate woman is coming!

”Dance of Passion”~ Michelle Wiarda-Constantine