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I hope you are all having a great summer.


This season is an outstanding time of year for vacationing and for taking a break from your routine. But all good things must come to an end. You might be thinking that I’m jumping the gun because summer doesn’t really end until the long weekend in September, but that isn’t too far away, sad to say.
Setting your routine aside can be a good thing, but I invite you not to wait until the fall to reignite your passions. Maybe you love jogging, but stopped for the summer.
Or maybe you are passionate about scrapbooking, quilting, hunting or reading. Wherever your interest may be, set a date in the near future to rekindle the hobbies and pastimes you enjoy.
We need to take time to explore what we are passionate about. Our leisure pursuits and interests give our lives meaning and purpose.
Our passions keep us excited and hungry to do more.
I recently interviewed a group of people about their hobbies. The best part of asking them questions was seeing their faces light up as they talked about what they enjoyed doing when they weren’t working or in class. We might not all enjoy our job or field of study, but we can chose our hobbies.
Once our school and work-related responsibilities are taken care of, we can explore what truly excites us.
When it comes to the things we are passionate about, there aren’t as many rules to follow and there is no one to answer to.
There are no schedules to keep. We are not bound by the confines of our jobs, our responsibilities or by what we need to be for other people. We are free to be who we want and we are beyond the criticism of others.
For example, I have an aunt who makes the most beautiful birthday cards. They are hand-made, quality-crafted and thoughtful.
For years, we’ve been telling her to start a company and sell her cards. She’d make a mint. She always answers the same way. She says she would feel judged because some cards would sell more and some less so.
In other words, her customers would be saying which cards are beautiful and which aren’t. She feels like card-making is the only aspect of her life where she isn’t judged and she wants to keep it that way.
Like anyone with a passion, she loves talking about it.
The important aspect to remember about reigniting your passions is that they make you feel alive and more engaged in your life.

 

Dominique Liboiron is a speaker, author, teacher, journalist and photographer. To raise awareness about heart disease and to honour the life of one of its victims, Liboiron canoed from Saskatchewan to New Orleans. He is the first person to undertake that journey. He enjoys outdoor sports such as camping, hunting, fly fishing and canoeing.

For more information about his speaking engagements, please call 306-661-8975 or visit his website www.canoetoneworleans.com

 

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Dominique Liboiron

Dominique Liboiron is a speaker, author, teacher, journalist and photographer. To raise awareness about heart disease and to honour the life of one of its victims, Liboiron canoed from Saskatchewan to New Orleans. He is the first person to undertake that journey. He enjoys outdoor sports such as camping, hunting, fly fishing and canoeing.