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This week I want to talk about passions, and the reality of juggling multiple passions and projects. It seems in this day and age that everyone is always busy. Busy with school, with volunteering, work, children, activities, and projects. That busyness has come to define our modern era, and as a result often tends to be seen as a given and therefore goes unquestioned. Feeling busy has for a long time now been part of my life. For the past three years I’ve worked the same job, full time in the summer and 24-30 hours per week through the year. I go to school, having always taken 4-5 classes on top of my work hours. And I volunteer when I can, collecting donations at some Feed Nova Scotia events, raising money for the Ecology Action Centre or helping to plan programs and events for them. This busyness can often leave little time for pleasure and the pursuit of my own passions which exist outside of the cycle of work and school and volunteering. As a I wrote in my last post, a few years ago nature became a way for me to begin to push myself out of this cycle. As nature became a tool to ease me and make me feel more confident and calm, it also sparked within me a desire to move away from a cycle of work and lectures and feeling as though I was just clocking in volunteer hours. As I began to spend more time outside, I also began to realize that I don’t want to spend my life working inside in an office and I don’t want to always feel so busy with activity that does not align with my passions, leaving me little free time to actually pursue my personal goals and desires.
Taking some time to help out a new little friend whose wings were waterlogged and stuck together.