It seems to be a common pursuit in many people’s lives, seeking something that one is passionate and following that passion wherever it may lead. It motivates people to leave a high-paying job they dislike to seek employment in a field that means something to them, despite the lesser paycheck.

These passions are important, though and they often create defining moments in life. Thinking about the things that I am passionate about has been on the forefront of my mind lately, as has how those passionate topics affect me. There are two that really stand out for me when I think of things that really get me fired up.

The first is writing. I love writing. Putting thoughts down on paper (or the screen!), whether fiction or nonfiction is not only satisfying, but also very soothing. I’ve been writing on and off for a very long time. Now that I’ve fully realized how important it is to me, I want to make it a priority in my life.

The second is birth. I don’t know if it’s because of the time period I am in right in my life, but I love reading and talking about all things related to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and raising small children. I read tons of information every day and I’ve realized that I have no one to discuss these issues with, so I’m going to start tossing them out on the blog as well in hopes that I can get my own conversations going.

I feel better having realized that I can name a couple of things that really matter to me and that I want to give some focus to with my free time. Mommy needs hobbies too!