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What is it you are passionate about? How did you find your passion? Is your passion what you do for a living, or something that keeps you going through those other moments? Do you do it with other people or alone?
I’m asking, because I am not sure what I am passionate about. I don’t have many hobbies, they have mostly fallen by the wayside, and I am not sure how passionate I am about them. Besides, they are mostly solitary activities, and I keep being told what I really need to do is spend time, and develop relationships, with others.
So, what things do I enjoy doing?
Well, I do like to exercise, and I have already made a commitment to put a lot more of that into my life than there has been. But, I don’t think I am passionate about it, it’s just something I need to keep me sane.
I love books and reading, but my ability to enjoy them comes and goes depending on whether I have the time and concentration for them. Lately, I have had neither. And, of course, unless I could find a book club that fell into my limited time where I can leave the house solo, then this is very much one of those solitary activities.
Taking photos is another hobby of mine, but one I have rarely indulged recently (despite getting the shiny new camera!). Again, this is not really a group activity thing. I suppose if you were to go on photo walks, in a group, then maybe. Where do you find out about such things? Do they exist? Maybe this is something worth looking at (and maybe I can get some help in regards to how to use my camera better too).
I used to scrapbook, but not for a long time. I am thinking that I might look at doing some classes locally, if I can, and see if that stirs an interest again.
I enjoy cooking, not in the day-to-day, that’s kind of boring, but in the cooking for others with fancy meals and food gifts. I haven’t much been in the entertaining mood lately. Maybe I need to think about this. Maybe I could start to invite people over for a meal once in a while?
I would love to learn how to be a proper gardener. I want to grow my own food. I need to find the time to do a bit of research about how I need to go about it (I am planning a no dig garden, but have lost where I put my information), and then I plan to start. Again, this isn’t really a social activity, but it is something I think I could become passionate about.
Do you have to work at something to become passionate about it? Does it start with an overwhelming desire to do it? I don’t know, which is why I am asking so many questions. If you have any answers, I would love to hear them. It may help me find my passion.
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Edit: I should say that I am passionate about parenting, but I am looking to make my life a little more fulfilling on a personal level. I love my daughter, and being her mumma is a wonderful thing, but I need to have something else, some other way of looking at myself as a person, to feel a little bit more personally fulfilled. It’s part of valuing myself and self-care. If I don’t do these other things then I really won’t be able to be the best mother I could be for her, because I won’t be the best me I could be.