After my month of pursuing my passions, I came to an important realization: my passions aren’t exactly what I thought they were. My initial thought was that I’d focus on blogging, cooking, and camping. Well – I spent more time in the kitchen than ever before, and I went camping two separate times, so those were both successes. Blogging? Bah. It didn’t go so well. Part of the reason that I didn’t blog much was legitimate. I was diagnosed with Lymes disease, so I wasn’t feeling up to anything but laying on the couch for a long while. I also spent a total of seven days out in the woods where I wouldn’t dream of touching a computer, plus a few nights at my in-law’s house. Even after all that, though, I never really felt the same buzz from blogging that I get when I’m camping or baking. I’ve come to the conclusion that blogging is my outlet. It’s not blogging that I love, necessarily – it’s documenting my progress that I’m addicted to.
As the month went on, I did try to think about what my passions really are. I may put “reading” on that list… I spend as much time doing that as I do cooking! Also… can date night be a passion? I don’t think so – I mean, who doesn’t love spending time with her husband? But that really is something that I get excited about – exploring new cities, coffee shops, events, etc. with my husband. So perhaps in reality, here’s my list of passions:
- Baking and cooking
- Exploring new places with my husband
I’m a little sad that this month is over. It was fun to completely give myself up to the things I love. I suppose that’s the lesson I’ve got to take away from June – there’s no reason not to follow my passions daily.