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 adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. I've somehow morphed into a crazy sports mom, a skier and someone who lifts weights. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living!

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