In February, I sat down and made a list of what I like to do, what I enjoyed as a child, and what I'm good at. I simplified my life and began to slow down so I could truly discover what makes me happy.
My list started out small because I really didn't know what I enjoyed or liked to do.
2. Photography - Still Photography
4. Running ???
5. Basketball ???
I started experimenting with my list. I began taking pictures again, which if I say so myself I think I'm pretty good. I started my simple living website and created an e-cookbook. I also started to put down on paper the many stories I have in my head. I continue to run and I occasionally play basketball with my children.
Every so often I add to my list. I enjoy to watch it grow as I find more and more things that make me happy.
However, as I began experimenting with trying to find something -- for me -- everyday life once again took over. I occasionally pick up my camera and I have very good intentions to finish my book. But as a mom, my children come first, and always will.
Not realizing until today, not only has everyday life taken over but I believe my passion has snuck up on me and has taken place of my photography and writing. However, they both are very prominent in this new passion I have.
I have found there is quite a difference between a hobby and passion. I enjoy all those activities on my list. I would have to say they are my hobbies -- Most of them. A hobby is a regular activity you do for pleasure in your leisure time. I would have to say that is true with most of all the items on my list.
I believe I can say what my passion is in one word but it's more complicated than just that one word. I found this on a website and I truly believe it's true.
Passions are powerful, so you think they’d be easy to identify. They are not. We may live and breathe them, but we may give no thought to them the way we give no thought to the air around us. You can’t see a passion just like you can’t see wind –
The website asks a lot of questions...
-What do you spend hours doing?
-What are you willing to sacrifice, time, money sleep and vacation for?
-What can't you stay away from?
Well all those answers are easy for me. My Blog -- My Jeep -- My Jeep Build -- Learning about my Jeep -- Learning about off-roading... In a word #JeepLife
Now I have to find away to make it purposeful to my life.
Some would argue that my Jeep and my Blog are my obsession -- my addiction -- I disagree. #ItsaJeepThing
Simple Living - Enjoying Life -- The Jeep Momma Way!