consuming

If you have a passion for art, and making it is all you can think about or do, your passion for art is consuming. It is intense and almost overwhelming.

Picture a fire burning in a fireplace. The fire consumes the logs you have put in it. It completely devours them in order to burn. When something, a passion or a drive, is consuming, it dominates a person's life like that fire, and in a sense, it devours their energy and attention. Your consuming desire to travel might cause you to study abroad for a semester or even move to Europe.

Definitions of consuming
  1. adjective
    very intense
    “politics is his consuming passion”
    synonyms: overwhelming
    intense
    possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
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