|If you are able to check the "very|
satisfied" box, you are fortunate.
Many people are still pursuing
happiness and passion. So what's
so hard about finding your passion?
In my 20s, I was in love with teaching exercise, talking and studying exercise, working out, hanging out at the gym, and the people I worked with. I began my career at the YM-YWCA of Greater Victoria and for about 5 years I gave them everything I had to give (and loved every freekin' minute of it). I supervised approximately 80 volunteer instructors and when one wouldn't show or couldn't teach, I would teach their class for them. I was teaching up to 20 classes per week, training new fitness instructors and personal trainers, training clients, and being the best damn Health and Fitness Coordinator the Y ever saw (plus a full time student in Kinesiology).
|TV is probably one of the biggest|
diversions to finding passion and
happiness. If I complain of not
having enough time...how much time
do I have to watch TV? Which is
more important for my health?
Passion is a tricky thing. If you have it you are lucky as many people don't find their passion. Passion is the thing that makes you shake with excitement and feeds your soul. Passion is what motivates me to continue to read book after book and study after study on fat stigma. It's what drives me to go back to school to learn how to be the best counsellor I can be. It's what keeps me up at night thinking of ways to motivate change in others. It's also the thing that makes me say yes to every opportunity that comes my way. But it is also the thing that slowly chisels away at my energy leaving me in a heaping pool of gooey stuff on the kitchen floor....right next to that fossilized old raisin I'm still trying to remove.
|Bad burn out can happen to good|
people. Unfortunately, their
exhaustion can make everyone around
I am happy to report I managed to do this for about 1.25 months...and then I had to go searching for my brain. Since then, I have read a few books on eating and health, but have managed to avoid sitting at my computer or thinking heavily about my next move. I have cleaned up my art "studio" (I do actually have a space where unfinished paintings and mosaics sit waiting to be touched again) and have renewed some of my childhood passions again. The result? I feel rested and ready for a very busy fall season (and maybe a little trip to Vegas for good measure).
|Fear is a big reason many of us do not|
pursue our passions. I know it's one of
my big reasons. If I wasn't so fearful
of the worst case scenerio, I
could be anything I want to be.
Meanwhile, enjoy the last day of August. September is here...my favorite time of the year.