I want to talk about a few things in this post, some of which are goals I have planned and am already moving forward with. Others which I have a vague idea and I want to mentally wrestle with in the next few weeks. But I really want to figure this out.
First off, I want to dedicate myself to learn a new skill for a year and see where it takes me. I think I have potential to do something that I really would enjoy and at the end could bring some potential benefits to it. what is it exactly? I have a few different options that I want play with before I decide.
First, photography. I used to love to take photos and post them on instagram and I actually got a few nice comments from people about them, but I haven’t done that in a while so I think I can get into it again. I really looked for angles and images that really made an impression on me and liked to post them. but I never studied or looked into how to get good at it so now I think I would like to get into it and learn as much as I can.
Second, podcast. This is an idea I had thought about a while ago but had never really dug too into. First off, I am really camera shy so doing videos showing my face is hard for me but when I talk about a subject I like to really get into the subject and one thing that I know I love to study and haven’t spoken enough personally lately is my faith. I actually had spoken to a friend about it and wanted to do it with him but It fell through but I think I would like to give it a try. If I do something in this area it would be something like a podcast talking about my faith and other things I might have interest in and talking to people in general.
Third, Music. I love music but ever since I moved churches I haven’t been able to get into it as much as I should.I miss singing and worship and feeling the Holy Spirit feel me up as the words of the music send silent prayers to the lord. music has always been something I’ve liked to learn as I was growing up and I don’t want to lose that. Piano is something I’ve always wanted to learn. I know that these art forms are getting progressively tougher and tougher but I feel like if I were to really get into these passions I could really do something that I never thought possible.
So those are the three options. the thing is that I know they all take time and time is a commodity I have less of nowadays. So I need to choose one and really put some dedication into it.
Besides that, I have also given myself a year to really get fit. To focus on building endurance and longevity to my body as I plan to try to break 4 hours on a marathon. I want to lose weight, build endurance, and really get everything honed down. Ever since I broke my foot I have not given myself an adequate amount of time to build the endurance I want for the race. I did break my previous race time but i have bigger goals I would like to accomplish and that will take time to get there and I can’t keep breaking down my body just building up to a marathon every 6 months. So I have given myself a year to build aerobic endurance and focus on being healthy overall and then on we go to break four hours in a marathon.
I tend to get distracted easy, I have so many things I would like to do so I jump around too much. If I can focus on one thing for a year I would like to see what I can do with it.
What are your thoughts? What’s something you have a passion for that you are working on? what are your tips? I would love to hear how you set time to work on your side projects.