As you can see, clearly, I created  this magnificent piece of art work (wink, wink) back in 2006 during an art group planned as part of staff development (when I was still working)!  The goal of this group was to create something that represents-


This was what I came up with!



I left my Director’s job of nearly 6 years in 2007.  Looking back at this board from time to time since October 2007  has been a great “eye-opener” because I had no idea what I was going to do when I left my job.  I just knew that it was time for me to end that chapter of my life.   I did  have thoughts of living in Thailand in the back of my mind.

According to the passion board,  Travel, Adventure, Family, Justice, Energy. Strength are the central themes in my life.  This tiny board with few words really says a lot about  my passion in life.  To me, denying these things and living without them would be like existing without Oxygen: leaving me lifeless, maybe even hopeless.

So here’s the thing-  you too can create one of these in the comfort of your very own home.

And with this post, we invite you to DISCOVER and UNLEASH  your PASSION through ART and CREATIVITY

It is  our hope that you participate and give yourself a chance to express your passion.

Let it teach you, lead you and direct you to new possibilities.

Invitation and instructions for the Round up:

  • We invite EVERYONE to participate.
  • Once Passion Board is created
    • take a picture
    • write a post about it on your blog
  • Tweet/Share your post.

    • Please include #passionboard and mention @GotPassport in your tweet
    • Encourage others to participate
    • Tag and Invite 5 (FIVE)  additional friends to join the Round up!
  • If you are NOT on Twitter, not a blogger,  email us at GotPassport [at} Gmail [dot] com
    • send us a picture of your passion board
    • include a sentence or two about the passion board

Hint: This is an excellent (can even be therapeutic) activity for individuals,  couples  and/or  families!

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Construction Paper
  • Few magazines
  • Paint
  • Crayons
  • Pen and pencils
  • Stickers
  • Markers
  • Glue Stick
  • Background music
  • Glass of wine
  • Cocktail of your choice
  • Chocolate, fudge, cookies
  • Anything else you find helpful to your creativity!

Suggested Reading: “ Just Who Will You Be?”  By Maria Shriver and/or “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch (Tiny books with powerful messages for additional inspiration!)

(Another Hint: Grab some old magazines from your doc or dentist’s office – surely they won’t mind! And Ask,  NO stealing!)

Now  just let your creative juices flow like a river!

**I created mine with some  time constraints and limited items.   There are no limits for you.  Go for it!








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  3. Count me in!

  4. Bethany says:

    Very cool! I love how these things are so intuitive even though we don’t know at the time.

  5. GotPassport says:

    @JoyAAnthony’s Passionate Passion Board. Find it here. Thanks so much for participating Joy!

    How about you?

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  7. GotPassport says:

    the Passion Board Unveiled – My passions in your face. From the beautiful and talented @CandiceWalsh. Thanks Candice for taking part.

    Your turn.

  8. hmmm now I know why I wasn’t included in this. It’s because my name was spelled Cornileus hehe well I should probably start up on this. Funny thing is I was roaming around craft stores yesterday looking for something to do.

  9. Alisha Robertson says:

    Love this! just what i need. 🙂

  10. jessiev says:

    wonderful!! LOVE THIS!

  11. GotPassport says:

    Alisha of @Sosauce Passionboard

  12. GotPassport says:

    @theTravelBee’s passionboard

  13. LisaB says:

    Go here and you will see that I linked back to this post AND I met your challenge. I had fun and I learned so much about myself. This was a SUPER FABULOUS challenge and post. Thank you so much! Hugs, Lisa

    • GotPassport says:

      Excellent and beautiful! Thanks Lisa for participating!

  14. Barbara Lewis says:

    Hi there A:
    I MISS YOU! I hope that I can come to Thailand and see you all in the future. There is so much work to do around our world and I know you are in the middle of all of it and then some(SMILE).
    We will miss you on the mission trips to Mexico.
    Take care of yourself and family.


    • GotPassport says:


      Great to see you here on our little blog. Thanks for coming by. YES, without a doubt, I will, am already, miss the entire crew. I’m thankful our paths crossed and connected in such a special way. I do hope you’ll have a chance to come see us in Thailand and work together once again!

      I hope we’ll stay in contact!

      aye (jack and em too!)

  15. Adam says:

    “Passion” is a great word!

  16. Sasha says:

    Thanks for tagging me!!! Loved the creative process and the process of discovering more about myself!!! Here’s my completed Passion Board!!! 🙂

    • GotPassport says:

      Sasha- thanks for participating and creating a beautiful Passion Board for yourself!

  17. Oh Aye, I have tons of this stuff. Am on the case. 🙂

    • GotPassport says:

      Check out @NomadicChick’s beautiful version of passion board

  18. Oh A, I have tons of this stuff. Am on the case. 🙂

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  20. Just stopping in from PNP. I love this idea! I make something similar, only I do it on the computer. It gives me a lot more options with pictures and graphics. I guess you could say, it’s a paperless passion board. Aren’t I so green?

    • GotPassport says:

      Melissa, sorry for the late reply. We’d love to see you participate. If you’d like send me the paperless passion board, with an explanation from you and i’ll place it as part of the round up! Hope you will participate! Aye

  21. This sounds like fun! I will have to see if I can round up some supplies to have a go.

    • GotPassport says:

      Megan, Hope to see the final product!! be sure to let me know. Aye

  22. Candice says:

    FUN! In!

  23. Love this! Yay! We are in! Woooot! Thanks so much for tagging us! We love how you included chocolate in your materials list! Lol! 😀 We can’t wait to work on ours!

    • GotPassport says:

      Guy and Girl’s exploration their passions!

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