Good (Monday) Morning!
I find myself writing in the dark these days- literally. I feel more free and less bothered by all the voices in my mind that tell me NOT to write, in the early morning or late night hours. So, it’s dark now and there’s coffee involved, but it will be light soon (yah for spring/summer in the Pac NW).
Since starting this journey (mostly in my mind and heart so far, although I’m gettting bolder) towards deciding what I’m passionate about and what turn the road of life is going to take next, I’ve had the honor, exitement, confirmation and encouragement of meeting many other people on the same journey. I’ve realized that encouraging others is sometimes important (and life-changing) beyond words and so am once again feeling confirmation that I am on the right track.
So, here’s the deal. I have a full-time job that (most of the time) I really enjoy and am somewhat fulfilled by (at times). I have enough family, friends, extracurricular activities, work and book piles to keep me busy for the rest of my life. But, I’ve decided I want something more, different. I’m not necessarily giving up any of the above (yet 🙂 ) but I’m also making room for starting to follow after that “more”. And, since I’ve been incredibly encouraged in the most unexpected ways by expected and unexpected people- I’m inviting anyone along who’d like to come with me.
I don’t yet quite know what this “more” is going to look like, which is part exciting, part scary. Mostly exciting. I know what I’m passionate about- not necessarily an expert in mind you- but I love:
– encouraging others
– educating others
– babies 🙂
– encouraging and motivating others to run
– encouraging/educating parents
– teaching whole-body approach wellness to kids (girls)
– supporting small businesses and people following their dreams
– organizing things
There are many more, but these consistently make the top of the list so for now, I’m staying with those- actively searching them out, thinking and reading about them, concentrating on them more, watching my feelings/thoughts/reactions towards them more.
So, if you:
– have the time (and/or interest- b/c really who has time these days?)
– feel similarly
– would like to encourage others (including me and anyone else reading along)
– have ideas
– or just want to follow along
then I’d love for you to “run” along with me on this road. I don’t know where it’s going, or what’s around the next bend even (other than my first marathon in 6 days!!) but I’d love some company on the trail!
So, tell me- anyone know what I’m talking about? How have you followed a new road? How have you followed new passions while still committed to the life you are in? How could I use the things I’m passionate about to help YOU?