Today’s feature for #PassionPlayers is my cousin, Josh Gippin. Josh has always been someone I look up to (I also adore the fact that he is one of the few cousins I have who is older than me). Josh has been true to his passions for an awful long time now, and he is holding true to that while also being a great father and husband for his family. Here are his answers to my questions!
1. How do you define “passion”?
Passion is what fuels my engine. Without it, I feel my life would be at a standstill.
2. What is your passion?
My passion is to bring about social change through documentary film.
3. How did you know that this was a passion and not just a passing interest?
How did I know this wasn’t just a passing fancy? I only know now, in retrospect, but I couldn’t have predicted that I would keep making films. I might have given up on this passion long ago, especially when we started having kids and I felt the pressure to make ends meet.
4. How do you make sure you follow your passion and nurture it?
On the contrary, it nurtures me. If I couldn’t make films, or work for social change in other creative ways, I would feel empty. Using my gifts to make the world a better place is what gives my life meaning.
Be sure to check out Josh’s awesome documentaries at Joshua Tree Video Productions.