Finding My Passion

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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!

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About Heather

I am the lucky mom to two kids. Scorch is my baseball obsessed 9 year old son and Bean is my crazy, loving 7 year old little girl. I'm happily married to the Hubs. We live in the middle of nowhere with two cats and one certifiably crazy dog.

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