Family will remain my constant true north. The most important part of my life. I will do everything in my abilities to help make my husband and children’s dreams a reality. The older my children are getting, the more time this passion begins to occupy. I know these years will fly by too quickly, I will blink and this time with them will be gone. I must make the best of it, help them find their talents and passions and guide them to the paths that will lead them to lasting happiness. On my own path, I’ve discovered that I love people easily, and life in general. I enjoy so many different activities and have so many interests that nourish the social as well as the sometimes introverted portions of my personality.
Some of the interests that I would consider passions are being out in nature – hiking and biking, breathing in the scents of the Earth, exploring it’s textures and colors, weather and capturing tiny amounts of this beauty through photography.
I also have a love for the sport of gymnastics, and have participated in this activity as an athlete and coach for nearly 30 years.
It is part of me. I love working with children and seeing their confidence grow and watching them be successful in reaching their goals. I love being able to help young people learn how to work as a team and contribute independently to one, how to win and lose gracefully, and when you put your mind to something, you truly can accomplish anything.
In my late teens, on a whim, I asked my parents for a scroll saw for my birthday. Little did I know the impact this saw would also have on my future. I began creating, and painting, and honing in on the artistic side of my soul and a new passion for creating was born. This passion has helped guide me through the somewhat lonely times in motherhood. When a phone call to a sister or friend may seem impractical (with 3 small children wailing the background) I would retreat in the wee hours of the morning into my creativity. A successful handmade Etsy business was created, and then later my blog Tinsel & Wheat, with even more of this creative passion on the horizon. The hard part is saying farewell to any of these passions. It may only be for a season, but it may also not be. Unfortunately, I can’t do it all, or at least not all well. I see some challenging decisions on the horizon, but with that, I also see an enormously fulfilling future.
How do you juggle your passions and interests? I’d love to know!
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