For Chris’s 100 Day Challenge we are on question 4. I have posted the answer to one of the questions I think, but the others I’ve just journaled in my book and left it there. I’m pretty open on this blog but there are just some things I don’t feel it is necessary to share with the world. Nothing personal
So this question has me a bit stumped so I’m going to just write, which means it could come out jumbled, but maybe in the end I’ll have the answer.
Her question is:
“What are you passionate about, other than food? When you get up in the morning...what fires your engine? Write some things down from your past that used to make you happy.”
Do you have any idea how hard this is to answer? I’m really having a tough time coming up with an answer to “what am I passionate about, what fires me, what used to make me happy??”. That’s pretty sad if you ask me …
Hmmm… what makes me happy? Other than the obvious things like loved ones, family, pets, … I have to make this more personal, more about me – I know… selfish It is all about ME these days you know…
I love to dance. Yeah, that makes me happy. I feel really good when I dance and I don’t do enough of it. I love listening to music, could listen to it all day, I also love silence, but what I really enjoy doing is dancing, outside in the summer, with my eyes closed and just flowing with the sound. I used to do it at the old acreage (previous life, not this one) all the time. I would just dance with the dogs, dance with freedom – because no one could see or hear me. It was very empowering. I had forgotten how good it felt.
Which makes me realize that sometimes I’ve forgotten how to have fun.
I also really enjoy walking in nature. LOVE walking in the trees along trails, fishing the streams, just sitting and gazing out at the wonders of the world. I guess that is why I love camping so much. I love just being out there. With winter here I have a bit of cabin fever and can’t wait to get back out again.
But what I’m really looking forward to is gardening. I quite honestly enjoy growing, nurturing and then eating the products of my hard work. I am going to have several raised gardens this summer with hopefully some protective coverings (not going to paint them purple like in the pic but it shows the idea). We have such a short growing season here that I’m going to try to prolong it as much as I can. Already growing tomatoes, strawberries and peppers in my indoor shelving unit. I am so going to enjoy a full summer at the acreage.
But are these the answers she is looking for? Not sure.
If it is to find something that makes me happy and is not food related, then yes, these activities would replace me stuffing my face. However, I don’t have an issue with stuffing my face with food, I have an issue with not enough exercise and empty calories. Camping, and gardening both allow me to consume empty calories…. that’s what I’ve got to deal with….
Can you guys answer this question easily?
Hope you are having a FANTSTIC day!