Passion Planner

I have been trying to, not only figure out what my passions are again, but how to write about the search! I suppose the biggest thing I've done has been trying to notice when I feel that little sizzle of excitement and purpose deep inside. Admittedly, it's felt like a while...

The first thing I figured out is that I love homesteading activities. Making staples for my kitchen...bread yogurt, kombucha, kefir...and using everything (I recently made a batch of improvised oatcakes out of some soaked oats from a batch of Atholl Brose) fills me with warmth and comfort. I've also noticed that I love having things stocked in the house...a full toilet paper holder cause me to feel content...weird as it may sound. I like being able to see Sam basking in the sun on the patio while I work in the kitchen. I also enjoy having a clean space (it makes me feel less chaotic) but I hate (or am too weary most days) to do the necessary maintenance. So that's an issue for another day.

The next thing I realized is that I need to have a creative side to my life and work. I'll be auditioning for the up-coming season of the local opera chorus again...and even though auditioning is scary and uncomfortable, being in shows is a wonderful creative, and musical, outlet that pushes my comfort zone with every rehearsal.

And the most recent thing I've learned is that I need to be around others with passion and purpose. This is a big thing for me right now. I am trying to get out more...widen my circle of friends. I want to spend time with fiery souls who care about things, work, life...and community. I've been trying to take advantage of free networking events at a business called Cohab downtown. I've met some pretty amazing folks through that.

In in short, I've been trying to create and participate in all the things I've been dreaming of doing in all their forms over the years. Life seems to expand and contract...and I'm trying to make mine expand at the moment.