Some days there just aren't enough hours. How do you balance work, family, and your passions? Are you doing what you love? Or are you on the path towards doing what you love?
This week's saying was inspired by something Haeley of Design Improvised said in her interview Monday on the blog: "Dedicate yourself to the 1-2 things you really truly love doing and continue to push yourself to grow in that direction."
This past fall I mapped out where I spent my time. Over the course of a week, I discovered the hours I spent on common activities: daily commute, blogging, eating, working, socializing, learning, sleeping, and more.
Finding Your Passion
Whenever you find yourself wondering where the hours go and not progressing on your passions, map out where you're spending your hours every day for a week. It's a great tool for finding mismatches between your desires and your actions.
Two constants in my life across various jobs as a Mailroom clerk for a non-profit, an Office Manager for a Realty company, a Civil Engineer, a Technical Writer and Illustrator, a Marketing Consultant and cookbook author for a restaurant chain, have been writing and photography. I've always loved digging into a topic or a person's life and sharing the lessons learned or story.
It's fun for me to look back across my various writings -- copyediting, stories, interviews, how tos, and more -- and my photographs and see how my style has changed.
Closing in on 500 Posts
As I was looking at how this blog has grown, I discovered last week that a milestone was rapidly approaching. Now, while I've had multiple blogs, this one is the first to reach 500 posts under my guidance or curation. That milestone will happen this week as this post is my 496th. Right now, I don't know what that post will be about or when exactly I will share it with you. So, keep your eyes peeled for it.
While you're on the look out for the 500th post, here's what else you'll see on the blog this week. Continuing with this month's Local Eating theme and in celebration of Earth Day tomorrow, I'll be talking about our plans to raise Gates as a foodie and how our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box experiment is going.
I'll also begin sharing some DIY gifts you can give mom or grand mom for Mother's Day. (Don't panic; it's still a couple of weeks away.) And, if that's not enough, I'll be reviewing one more of the restaurants at the corner of 22nd Street and Guerrero.
Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.