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What does it mean to have passion? Is it something you’re born with or is it developed over time? How do we know if we have it, and once we find it, what can we do to cultivate it into our life’s work?

These are just a few of the questions I’d been thinking about and asking myself this week. Passion is the fuel that drives us forward, showing us the very things that get us out of bed each day.

You could also say that passion is synonymous with magic, something that reminds us that we should never stop dreaming big.

For Emily Mixon, opening Mixon Magic Performing Arts is a dream realized.

“When I decided to open Mixon Magic Performing Arts in the middle of a pandemic, people were saying, ‘you’re crazy,’” Mixon said. “But this