How am I reconnecting with my passions?
I am lucky enough, to still have around my friend Julio Velasquez, whom I have met when I was only 6 years old. We met in Caracas, Venezuela, in a neighborhood called la Rinconada, when we joined one of the Criollitos de Venezuela minor Baseball organization, called “Los Atleticos de la Rinconada” inspired from the Oakland’s A’s. Julio recently invited me to join a Whatsapp group, where all team members still alive and their parents from at least 3 generations of Baseball players got reunited to reconnect and have fun reminding childhood memories.
It has been wonderful hearing their voices again, seeing our photos together, reading our different memories and reconnecting with 13 years of intense, competitive and passionate Baseball playing from our childhoods.
How does that help?
Baseball is Venezuela’s national sport and it has been a passion for one, since I was 5 years old and my father brought me to watch my first professional Baseball game between “Los Leones del Caracas” and “Los Tiburones de la Guaira“.
Baseball has been one of my greatest passion’s in life. It has brought me joy, happiness and great memories. At the same time, it has taught me a great deal about friendship, teamwork, parenthood, togetherness, humbleness, competitiveness, patience, hard work and what caring about each other really means when you are part of a high performing team.
Baseball has been the seed that has helped me to be who I am, as a professional and as a human being.
My invitation is to reconnect with your passions
I personally thank you for reading this article and I celebrate your courage and resilience all along this pandemic.
Now that you know a little more about myself, I invite you to take a moment to look around you, staying curious, being brave, spreading love to reflect about the following questions:
- What passionate you in life?
- What makes you feel alive?
- What’s holding you back to reconnect with your passions? Family, Kids, Yourself?
Please keep saving lives by staying at home, take care of yourself and others around you. Remember that:
We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!