In the last few weeks, I’ve been taking a few steps back and reevaluating my life. Maybe it’s my tendency to spring clean or maybe it’s the fact that tons of changes have happened recently, but it’s been refreshing to look at how far I’ve come in the last couple years. Sometimes you need to take a few steps backward to realize how to move forward.
Some changes: I’ve decided to add an emphasis to my major and to graduate a little later (but still early) than originally planned, I’ve gained new clarity on how the Lord wants to work through me and how I can glorify Him, on top of getting all my school projects and assignments done on time. Of course there’s always room for improvement (I haven’t practiced yoga in the last week and I could use more sleep) but after months of confusion, my mind is in the right place.
The other day, a friend asked how I figured out what I wanted to do in my life. Thinking of it made me realize that I took the time to think about what I love and what I filled my free time with. When I was younger, I was constantly reading and writing. I loved Harry Potter (and still do) and was always trying to learn new things. I painted, drew, and sculpted. As I got older, this translated into a love for graphic design. I loved Vacation Bible School and always felt best after going to church or youth group. I found myself looking through blogs and Instagram accounts of those who love the Lord like I did. I love to spend time outside in nature, whether it’s camping, hiking, or paddle-boarding.
The time you enjoy “wasting” isn’t actually wasted time. What you fill your free time is where your heart is. Whether it’s going to a friend’s house to play with their kids, playing sports, building things, or cooking breakfast, where your time is, your heart will be also.
What’s your ideal Saturday morning? Mine is sleeping in, having quiet time, taking my dog for a walk, doing yoga, and working on my blog or reading.
There’s always time to translate the love that you have for something into a daily activity and even a career.
How are you pursuing your passions in your life?