I have a life coach (what doesn’t everyone have one?)- she’s part dear friend and part therapist and lately she’s been challenging me to identify my passion.
That’s easy, right? My family. My friends. They are my passion.
But there is a catch- she wants me to identify a passion that fulfills me- Heather- as a person. Not as Mom. Not as a wife. Not as an employee. Just me. What am I passionate about? What, outside my family, fills my cup?
The sad thing is I have no idea. None. I love to read. I am learning to enjoy running. Those are about the only two things I carve time out for myself to do. I’m lucky enough to have a girls night out once or twice a month but other then that my life revolves around the kids and the Hubs. Most of the time, I’m fine with that- but there are times, especially now that the kids are getting older, that I want to figure out what makes me tick.
I also want to find a way to give back and help others. We live a very, very blessed life. We have our stress and our struggles, but we don’t want for anything. We work damn hard for this security & comfort, but it doesn’t mean I’m not lucky, because I am. So how do I pay it forward? How do I leave my mark on my community outside of raising my kids to be good, upstanding people? My sweet kids will, without a doubt, be my biggest contribution to the world- but they don’t have to be my only contribution.
I have a feeling these two things- finding my passion & giving back- are tied together. I just don’t know how yet. Do I want to build with Habitat for Humanity? Do I want to serve meals at a local soup kitchen? Do I want to rock babies at the hospital? Read to the elderly? Again, I don’t know. But I’m bound and determined to figure it out!
So tell me, what’s your passion? How do you give back? I’m open to your suggestions, so please- share!