Monday, January 30, 2012

Are You Ready to Pursue Your Passion?

These are a few of my friends who have encouraged me to pursue my passion. And we are the founders of our new website Her View From Home, set to launch in April. I hope to see you there!

     What is your passion? No, I don't just mean your children, your soap box, or your view on faith. Before we had kids, we had all these talents, skills, and abilities. For some of us, we've boxed em up and are sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Still others think that when the kids are grown, they will have the time to pursue their passions. But here's the question, are you satisfied? Or bigger question still, "Is God satisfied with you shelving your passion?"

Motherhood Isn't All Of Me.
     Don't get me wrong, motherhood is awesome. We have their lives in our hands, day in and day out for the next eighteen years. And the early years are spent trying to find a new routine and surviving sleepless nights. For me, I had this ache to write, I didn't understand it, nor was I really focusing on it. Yet, it was there in the back of my mind gnawing at me. Before I became a mother, I was a child that  dreamed of being a lawyer, counselor or professor. Yet, I had this natural ability to write (writing, spell check and grammar or three different things peeps!), I had a voice and people loved listening to it through the pages of my essays, posts, etc. 

     It wasn't until I heard God's voice very clearly one afternoon while wading through diapers and bottles, He was telling me to write. I'm so thankful I listened. Our passions and our talents spur us on, knowing we are part of a bigger picture. It reminds us that we have a purpose for our lives that no one else can fill. Only we can do it with the combination of gifts, passions, and abilities in a way that no one else can. 

     It brings great satisfaction to peck the keyboard to encourage others while my little ones are sleeping. Now days, I have more free time and I've found that if I get to spend time on my passions, I'm actually a better mom. I am fulfilled and praising God!

What Is Your Passion?
    So here's the question again, what do you want to be when you grow up? What is your passion? Are you willing to pursue it and craft it in these early childhood years? 

    Steps to Pursue Your Passion.
1. Ask God to show you what you were created for.
2. Take smalls steps with it while your kids are little, for example take a class, purchase books about it.
3. Surround yourself with friends who will encourage you to the best of your abilities.
4. Don't give it up. There will come a moment when it's time for you to try it.
5. Jeremiah 29:11 states: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.~ The key is asking God what He created you for!

     For the last few years, I've spent my time encouraging moms, using my voice, and perfecting my writing skills while enjoying motherhood moments of watching my babies turn into big kids. God is now using this new stage in life to publish my first book and launch a new mid-west blog for women. If God can challenge me, steady my hands as I write, and encourage me, He will do the same for you. Go ahead, be brave and ask Him!~


  1. yeah! Feel the SAME way my friend! Always had a huge passion to tell a story (write) and NOW is our time! Can't wait for our new adventure. As we have said several times - why didn't we call each other years ago?! Because the time wasn't right - but it's right NOW! :)

  2. Tell me about it. Everything is falling into place and doors keep opening. I'm amazed at God's timing versus our own ya know! Love this new adventure and being on a team of good friends that push me to be and do the very best! Thx Leslie...
    BTW blogger friends, Leslie is one of the founders of our new soon to be website, she is the cute on the far left!

  3. Great post! I share many of the same emotions! I have worked hard for so many years out of that I have time to exercise my talents and express myself I too have been a better mother. I believe it is so important for mom to have at least one thing each day that is just hers:) New follower from MBC! Stop by and visit sometime! Finally Friday blog hop will be up soon:)

  4. Hey Loressa, I totally agree with being able to do one thing every day that is just for me. Love it! Thx for stopping by.

  5. Hi there! I love your blog and love this post. I recently decided to go back to school and get my Bachelors in Psychology. I didn't think I'd have the time, but found a great online school that will allow me to get my degree without interfering with my work at home. I wish the best for you and your book!. I am a new follower. You can follow me at


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