As a newbie to the BDN blogger world, I received an email asking to share a list of my passions. I thought as we get to know each other it was important to share with you all too. My passions are the things that bring great happiness and meaning to my life. They are often pursuits that get me jumping out of bed early or staying out very late. I get a silly tickle of excitement just thinking about the beauty of being outdoors to see and experience the landscape in that moment in time.
What are my passions?
If I were to try to find three words perhaps I might say adventure, creativity, and happiness. That is what comes to mind today at least. I am passionate about photography, writing, social media, the small and tiny house movement, storytelling, hiking, running, travel, play, creating and sharing with the world, being veggie, nature, and living life here in Maine. Just to name a few of course.
My passions are the guiding stars that help me make choices (and we sure as heck make a lot of them everyday). My passions are the “musts” of my life. As Elle Luna said in The Crossroads of Should and Must
(one of my favorite books), “Must is who we are, what we believe, and what we do when we are alone with our truest, most authentic self. It’s that which calls to us most deeply.”
What are your passions?
How often have you been asked that question or do you ask it of others? I am not great at small talk, so I am all for cutting right to the heart of things that matter deeply. Passions seem like the perfect conversation starter and I hope this space can be a great place for that ongoing conversation.
PS: Elle Luna’s passion was first shared in the original article also titled The Crossroads of Should and Must which launched on Medium in April 2014 and in April 2015 the book came out. You never know where following and sharing your passions will lead!