12 things I’m passionate about – in no particular order
Writing – I’ve been writing since I first picked up a crayon and have never looked back. From poetry to short stories, novellas to novels, nonfiction to fiction, yearbooks to school papers, diaries to journals – writing brings me inner peace.
My family – they are my everything, and my biggest supporters. When all is said and done, nothing really else matters more to me
Chocolate – a dark chocolate truffle can pick me up any day, especially with a glass of red wine *see wine*
A fine bottle of wine – preference to red wine, especially with a fancy dinner, and a scrumptious piece of dark chocolate for dessert *see chocolate*
Words – reading them, writing them, singing along to them, doing crossword puzzles, playing word games – you name it if it’s connected to words, I’m in my element.
Being green – I’m very passionate about the environment and do my part to preserve it.
Food – yes food, and it’s a big reason why I’m not thin, but it goes beyond eating it. I’m passionate about baking and cooking, making sure my family eats healthy meals. I love to find new recipes and cook with fresh herbs and spices. I also enjoy pairing good food with wine and of course chocolate.
Life – This one can be a struggle for me sometimes, but I try to be passionate about life. Even when I’m being tested. Sure there are things I wouldn’t mind changing, or days where I've wished I could have done things differently, but in the end it’s the only one I’ve got. All I can do is take it day by day, and be the best person I can be.
Love – it’s the most wonderful feeling, to give and receive.
Candles – especially at dinnertime, we eat all our dinners by candlelight and it makes for a relaxing time. I absolutely love candles around my bath. When I need to unwind I light a candle. Or to set the mood *wink wink*
Beauty – and I don’t mean being vain. More like, finding beauty in even the strangest of things. The bow of ones lips, a color, a sound, no sound, a piece of wood, the curve of furniture, textures, a whisper, snow on a mountain, the way the wind rustles through bamboo leaves, the stripes on a tiger, or the lines of ones face.
Simple pleasures – Every day I try to find time in my daily routine and focus on one thing around me that brings a smile to my face. Whether it’s the wind in my hair as I drive down the road on a beautiful day, the luxurient feel of silk, a butterfly, listening to the birds chirp, laughter, a kind gesture, ice cream on a hot day, cocoa on a cold day, my husband’s hand in mine, my son curled up next to me, or hearing “I love you” at the most unexpected times. It doesn’t take much and it isn’t hard to find. Simple pleasures brighten my day.
What are some things you are passionate about?