Finding Your Passion
I came across the above quote the other day, and thought about it for awhile. I remember the one thing I loved to do when I was little was make "dinner" from items found in my backyard. When we lived in a house with a creek running through the backyard I would wash my "dishes" in the creek, dry my hands with my paper towels made of huge skunk cabbage leaves, and try to pretend feed my brother my concoctions of dirt, grass, moss, berries, or rocks. That was so much fun, and the minute I have babies old enough, I'm teaching them to do that! But I think the more important question is what makes the hours pass like minutes for you now?
I am going through a huge transition in my life right now- from a nursing school zombie, where I had to squelch all my creative passions under the deadlines, memorization, and the absolute stress of learning to be a nurse to happily married to my best friend, living in gorgeous California, and having all these massive desires to create something. I borrowed some books from the library on collage and mixed media art, and have been going crazy creating art! In the past two weeks, I have found painting and creating art to be the thing that makes the hours pass like minutes for me! It's such an exciting feeling, to be lost in something you love.
I want to encourage you today to make time for something that you truly love. If you don't enjoy doing art, maybe you're an awesome gardener, musician, or cook. If you're not sure what your passion is, take steps towards discovering it! Write down things you gravitate towards in your spare time, something that has taken your breath away, or the section you go to when you walk into a bookstore. Then delve into those topics and see what happens. It's so important to follow your passions in life, because we were given them for a reason, to make our unique mark on the world. So go make your mark that only you can make!