My passion for the planet has always been an itch without nice long fingernails to scratch it. It would go up and down on my priority list, constantly competing with work, bills, keeping a clean home and other meaningless fragments of the day-to-day burn.
For the last few years I seem to have just gone through the motions of doing my job without much joy or motivation. I have always thought of doing something drastically different and find my passion but I have just been too scared. I'm still scared. I am drawn to the things that people here talk about - environment, community, health, etc.. Perhaps I will find my passion in these fields.
I did it! I went to my first violin lesson tonight. My teacher was thrilled with the way my hand seemed familiar with the bow, she told me I am a natural, which of course thrilled me to no end. Now I just have to get past the thing that always seems to snag me - practice. I just have to set aside some time each day to practice, which I am committing here, right now, to do. Ohhhhhhh, I am so excited to play it!