My dearest Ella,
Whatever you choose to do, be passionate about it.
You like history. You enjoy biology. But what are you truly passionate about, Ella? Only you can answer this question. But I will tell you that it’s easier to pursue something you have passion for then something you don’t.
My friend Ed Sanders loved the theater. He was passionate about it. Every chance he got he tried out for a school play or a community theater production. Ed was also brilliant in math. His father wanted him to studying engineering in college. So Ed did. And he hated it. Sure he was smart enough to be an engineer, but it wasn’t what he was passionate about. It's not what he wanted to be.
Eventually, Ed followed his passion and studied theater. He and his wife started a community theater in Vermont that is very successful.
So whatever you choose to do, be passionate about it. Want it with every ounce of your being. Life without passion is like a bird without wings – you never soar beyond the ordinary to find the extraordinary within.
Love you bunches and bunches, Grandma