What do you think my passions are? I read something tonight that said to ask your friends and that their responses might not be what you expect.
Send me a message or reply if you have an answer.
Friday, November 13, 2015
I like to live--I like to go, I like to experience, I like to do things. I am also a play it safe girl. It's an odd combo. It is hard for me to open myself up for change. I have put myself out there and taken chances and have fallen flat on my face. Rejection that shook me, so much that I can't quite make sense of a lot of it months going on years later. The gnawing, why wasn't I good enough? I really still believe I was.
How do you recover from the harsh shake of reality when risks don't end up like you hoped? I know that I lost a speck of my hope that people generally are good and have good intentions. I try to hold firm to that belief and not let too much of it be chipped away.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Here is a quote from Chris Guillebeau. As mentioned last week, I read his book The Art of Non-Conformity.
I have been thinking about these questions. The answers are not easy ones. Perhaps I am over thinking, I often do.CG: I’d start by asking questions. What are you excited about? What did you like to do when you were a kid? Then I’d take it farther and ask What bothers you about the world? There are plenty of problems out there; which one bothers you the most and how can you work towards fixing it?
What are you excited about?Talking to people, I love talking to people. Cooking/Recipes/Traditions, I find joy in making my grandmother's and my mother's recipes. Carrying on family traditions by canning and sometimes doing things the hard way. I find peace in hearing live music. I always am ready to leave town and go somewhere. I want to pass on those parts of me to my girls. Superficially I love a good deal and a great cup of tea. I'm searching for the perfect bowl of Red Beans and Rice.
What did you like to do when you were a kid?Lynnea as a child. It's been awhile. I loved Barbies and making them clothes. I was thrilled to learn I was having a girl when I was expecting my first child, so that I could wander the Barbie aisle. My girls are nearly 15 and 13, and I wandered the aisle a few days ago. Ah, Barbie! I've loved Earl Grey tea for long enough that I can't remember a Christmas Stocking without a box of it. I played school and library. I made library cards for my books. I spent many hours drawing and playing with paper dolls. When I was in Third Grade I became interested in the Kennedy family after reading a biography on JFK. I still read just about every book I can find on them. I have recently learned that not all my peers enjoy a Presidential Library visit as much as I do.
The other questions are for another time.