Friday, January 9, 2009

Diane

My entire life can be summed up in one word: passion.

I am passionate about everything I do. Being a mother. Being a wife. Being a journalist.

I believe that you live life once. Never settle. No regrets.

What you can expect from me:
  • Provacative posts
  • Total, brutal honesty
  • Open to ideas

What else am I passionate about? Women. I have always tried to support the women around me. Quite frankly, I can't understand why more women don't feel that way. I think it's because many women are jealous by nature. We hate it when other women succeed. Not because we don't want them to succeed, but because we think their success, means we are failures.

If you're curious about the mundane details of my existence, here they are: I spend most of my waking hours in a TV newsroom. I have a 3-year-old daughter and a baby on the way. I'm a stepmom to an 18-year-old boy who lives in Florida. I've been married nearly 8 years.

Say anything you want to me. I am not easily offended. If you can carry on a rational conversation without calling me names, chances are, I'll enjoy it (what fun is it if we agree all the time, anyway?)

One final thought on passion. It's from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (which should also give you another clue to my personality).

"Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us, guides us. Passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love, the clarity of hatred, the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow, empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we'd truly be dead."

7 comments:

  1. Well said Diane! Passion is a great many things. Sometimes, it is good to be reminded why we do what we do everyday. Personally, I love to learn and I love helping others to pursue their dreams.

    I must have missed that episode of Buffy- I missed a good number of them really. Screenwriters often try to enfuse their own bits of wisdom through their characters, in what they do and what they say. If you look for it you, will find more than a source of entertainment on that small screen. If it is done right that is.

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  2. Great post! Can't wait for more!

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  3. Great message. Passion is so helpful when used appropriately. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Very well said. I, too, am a passionate person.

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  5. Another Awesome woman! Wow have I said this is a great blog you all started? Can't wait to read and see more about you, your life, thoughts, etc.... Have a great weekend.

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  6. HA...well, I like you already....you quoted something from Buffy! :)

    I'm a bloggy friend of Susie's and thought I'd pop in and say hi!

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  7. You sound like my kind of woman! I am a blogger friend of Susie and I can certainly see why she loves you :)
    Looking forward to more posts from you!

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