I was sitting, needing to write something ~ and decided I wanted to figure out why I do what I do, and what motivates me. Sometimes, even when we can find motivation through others, we must find out what motivates us to do what we do.
Cooking: I love cooking and creating yummy goodies and filling meals in the kitchen for my family. Many times I have said I would love to have lived in the fifties era. June Cleaver would have been my mentor, and Lucy my best friend! Taking time in the kitchen makes me feel like I am sharing something the women of the generation above me enjoyed and did daily ~ without grumble. Often times, taking the easy way out ~ by ordering take out or using short cuts I feel guilty, like I just wasted calories and nutrition for the sake of a "break".
Writing: I feel freedom! Writing fo rme is a huge release. I have friends and family I can talk to but it's not the same. I have yet to have any one in my life who really wants to hear all my deep heart secrets and feelings. I love to write Poetry and Devotions, but that part of me has been silent for far too long. I have a lot inside of me that has been burried deep within me and until all of that gets out and dealt with, I am not sure I can even attempt to write either.
Spending time with Friends: Besides the occasional get together, I have not spent alot time with my friends. Life has just been so busy and neither they nor I have made the time. I really need to work on this.
Running: I haven't been doing too much of this lately but I did pick it back up today. When I am running nothing else matters. I have only been running on the treadmill, or with the wii fit but I LONG to run outdoors. I think I am ready to hit the pavement! I was never at a weight that I felt comfortable running, until December of last year. If I do anything this week on Spring Break, I will begin my daily runs ~ in the evenings after dh gets home from work (and I go with out children in tow).
There is so much more, but this is where I stopped. This is where my brain and my heart said "Enough for today! You have dug and dug for days .... that is all we can do today!". LOL
What... what makes you do what you do? (Focus on the positive things and find out where your motivation is!)