We all have things we are passionate about. It may be a hobby. It may be a profession. It may be something you haven’t even realized yet. No matter what, our passions are something that excite us. Things we want to do. Things we look forward to. Things we could not get recognition for and still keep doing.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my passions. A few are ones I have pushed aside for awhile. Some I have worked on, but want to experience in a new way.
Throughout the spring and summer, my plan is to develop these passions on a new level. And I could not be more excited!
Obviously this is a huge passion of mine, and I’m excited to take it to a different level! I have a few more races in May (and possibly another in early June), but then I have nothing until August. That’s right, I am taking a few months off of racing. And I’m actually really glad! My plan is to get back to the core of running – getting out there and running for ME. No plan, just enjoying my surroundings!
My bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in education. While I’m not currently teaching in the schools, that doesn’t mean I still don’t have a heart for teaching. The great thing is, teaching can happen in many ways. To me, writing this blog is a form of teaching. Going on walks with Beau is a form of teaching. I also have plans to start a running group in our area, which can be another form of teaching.
But along with teaching, is learning. I have a big pile of books and magazines that are waiting to be read this summer. They cover a wide array of subjects, but they are all areas I love. I’m excited to learn even more, then put it all to great use!
When I got my first DSLR camera over three years ago, my plan was to become a better photographer. I read a few books and played around with the manual settings.
But then, life got in the way.
The photography bug has bitten me again, and I really want to work on it this summer. I have no plans to become a professional photographer, I just want to take better photos for when we travel, have family gatherings, etc. I have been reading some amazing photography blogs and books, and have been chatting with my cousin who went to school for photography and videography. I can’t wait to put all this new information to use!
I am excited to spend more time developing my passions, while also spending more time with my friends and family. It is easy to let work and life get in the way – but I don’t want to let that happen (too much). It’s time to focus on me a bit, just what I need!
A few weeks ago, I pressed order and got a new running toy – a Garmin Forerunner 220! For the past 3+ years, I had been using the Garmin Forerunner 405. While it has been a wonderful device, it was starting to freeze and not charge. And quite honestly, the touch bezel drove me nuts. […]
This week was a roller coaster. I dealt with the emotions of taking my first DNF, then did something my body hasn’t had in awhile – a LOT of rest! I know it is what my body needed, but unfortunately – this crud is hanging on. I must say that I am absolutely sick of […]
I will admit it, a DNF (did not finish) has always been in the back of my mind during every race. Injury, illness, lack of training – there are many reasons behind them. I’ll admit, the thought of a DNF was a little scary. However, it also is a sort of “rite of passage” as […]
This was the race I had been training for. I was excited to meet up with a bunch of great women from my town. I was anxious to chase after my goal. However, something happened on Wednesday that, unfortunately, changed everything. I woke up with an extremely sore throat. I figured it was allergies, so […]