What is your motivation in life? What gets you going in the mornings? What is your passion? Paolo Coello in his blog, said yesterday that you must pursue your life’s passion if you have one. He emphasised the need to give all your energy to it not do it half heartedly, not as a hobby, but really devoted yourself to it. I admire that determination, he had to surmount many great difficult obstacles in his life to become who he is. For the rest of us, whose passion has always been to help others, there is a need to compromise especially when there are other dependants involved. Our passion becomes a hobby after hours that keeps us going through our normal working life. Other times we are able to infuse our working life with elements of our passion, to tweak our jobs, to bring additional elements of our personality to it. I admire people who hold on and live day by day but I recognise it is not something I can do easily. The women in my family have always worked hard, both my grandmothers were single parents, my mum is happily married but I, myself, am a single parent. So my motivation and passion in life is to provide my children with opportunities for their own self development, if they can become well ajusted and balanced adults, then it is worth all my efforts.