Thursday, December 4, 2008

Do YOU have passion?

To blog or not to blog has been my question for a while now... Until I could figure out what I had to share with the world it made no sense, but I now realize it is my passion for everything that I want to share - and how that passion continues to evolve in all that I do and all that I am personally and professionally.

I suppose where to start with this blog is to allow you to know who I am and why I am here.  At just 38 years young, I have been employed in the marketing and internet industries for just about 15 years - a lifetime it seems.  Somewhere between 37 and 38 a lightbulb turned on inside me and I realized that I was just existing and needed to surround myself with things I am passionate about.  Starting with a new job...  Having been home with babies for a few years and re-entering the work force, I made a very conscious decision to choose a career where I could be passionate about my career and truly enjoy what I am doing - rather than to just be a drone.   

Writing a resume is the easy part in going back to work - it's the "objective statement" that is challenging.  Do potential employers ever really read your objective statement?  Maybe not, but that's not the point.  I needed to know what my objective really was and what kind of job I wanted - so I felt it critical to write that statement for myself.  With the help of my best friend, who knows me better than anyone, and about more iterations than I can count, the word that kept creeping into the statement was "passion".   And my passion started to evolve.

And so here I am - employed at Cazbah in the Account Management group and I must say I am truly passionate about who I am and what I am doing.  My job is evolving and so am I.  

I hope you will continue this journey with me as I explore what passion means in my career and my life and how it is contributing to my personal success.  I will share stories about passion in project management (is that really possible?), passion for learning new technology, passion for social media, passion to see my peers succeed, passion for my client's personal success and so much more.  I believe with true passion anything is possible.   Are you passionate about your work?  I'd love to hear from you and perhaps share your stories in future posts as this blog and our passion evolves together.


  1. Great post. I have a few comments. First and foremost congratulations to you! There are few things more beautiful (or liberating) then to come across people who are genuinely passionate about what they are doing in life.

    Passion starts on the inside at the deepest part of our being that where purpose and desire meet. Then there seems to be an explosion of energy that flows outward and fills everything we do with that passion.

    I can feel this in your post and I am very excited for you because you have found something that many people seek but few seem to find.

    Enjoy the journey and keep sharing. The world will be better off for it!

    Anthony Idem Jr.

  2. Wendy, this is a great start & I'm honored that I am the first to respond with a post to your blog. It definately only gets better.

    I'm Psyched about your passion!