Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Passion

A very dear friend of mine recently encouraged me to read a self-help book - Unlimited by Jillian Michaels.  I could be reading into this, but I think she thinks I need to help myself.  I'm not offended by that.  I've known her a long time.  I've watched her go from where I am - unhealthy and undisciplined, to becoming a very strong-minded, strong-willed woman who cares deeply about her health and her body.  In many ways, I am quite jealous of her. 

But how can Jillian help me help myself?  I asked myself this question as I pondered whether or not I should actually delve into the pages.  Figuring my friend would ask me if I had checked it out, I decided enlightening myself with Jillian's knowledge would cause me little harm.  Plus, Jillian is skinny.  Maybe reading her book will make me skinny too.  Right?  So I read it.  Well, I read the first chapter, anyway.  Which surprisingly did NOT talk about weight loss; rather, it talked a lot about figuring out what you are passionate about in life, and not being afraid to go after it.  She related this thought process mostly to one's career choice. 

I will admit the first chapter of this book got me thinking and had me asking myself a couple questions. 

1.  I currently have no career.  So how does this apply to me? 

2.  What am I passionate about?

I thought about that last question a lot.  I've only come up with three answers.  I'm passionate about my family, I'm passionate about homeschooling, and I'm passionate about writing. 

Soooooo....  that's why I'm starting this blog.

I've seen lots of homeschooling websites where the moms share what they are doing on a daily basis.  I don't know if I'll be that diligent.  But I ask you to join me on this journey.  I hope that some of what I write is helpful and maybe inspiring to you.

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