I've been thinking a lot about passions lately-- what mine are vs. what I'm actually pursuing. I had a family member once tell me that I needed to just pick a "thing" I liked and stick with it. Sure, my hobbies and work ventures can sometimes seem all over the place, but I can't imagine feeling passionate about something... you know, truly in love with and inspired by something... and not at least attempting to chase it. There's always a chance of failure, sure, but as I move up in years, I want to continue to be braver and stronger. Putting yourself out there in any capacity can be scary, but the more strength you find in yourself, the more you are able to love yourself AND others. That's my experience, anyway. I'm continually a work in progress, as are all of us, but recognizing that and pushing through is the best thing ever. So... here's a sappy Tuesday post for all of you lovely people. Follow your passions. Explore your interests. Find people who relate with you on these levels and encourage each other. Strive to grow. Tell that fear of failure inside your head to go suck an egg.