Weekend blues?

Written on Friday, January 11th, 2008 at 7:03 pm by Christiane

Finally weekend. Any plans?

Friends often tell me that they are not really sure what to do on weekends, aside from sleeping in or going to the movies; “There is not much else to do”.

I’m under the impression that many people don’t really know what they are passionate about, what would really fill their lives, and what could energize them.

In the book “Wishcraft” by Barbara Sher, I read her recommendation to think back at childhood. What was it that could energize you as 5 year old, what did you love to do, how did you spend your time back then? Chances are high that what you loved to do as a child could still hold some ‘passion potential’ today.

For me, this is true. As little girl, I loved to draw and paint, and creating things. Today,  I still love creative work, from photography, designing my garden to cooking.

8 Responses to “Weekend blues?”

  1. Romy says:

    This is true for me too. It’s a good think to look back at childhood: a source of inspiration wich brings vitality and creativity. Moreover, somehow, we feel fearless because, children are certainly more sponteneous than adults!

    • Christiane says:

      And I believe that children follow their instincts and just do what promises the most pleasure. As adults, we have often lost the connection with our inner self.

      • Dzafo says:

        Breakfast with Santa! Saturday, December 1st from 9-11AMOssian United Methodist Church201 W. Mill Street in Ossian, In 46777Come have pancakes, deilicous egg casseroles, smoky links, cereal, donuts, dutch crunch dessert, Coffee, milk and juice something for everyoneHave your children’s picture taken with Santa and then they can shop in the Elf Store for their family members. Elves will be available to help them shop so they can keep it a surprise! All gifts are $2 and gift wrapping is included. This is a fun, holiday event sponsored by the Norwell High School Show ChoirSee you there!

  2. Jim says:

    As a kid I always wanted to try Skydiving. Very recently, I finally made it happen and went to an indoor wind tunnel with my family. It was a lot fun and a great experience! Now I’d like to do the real one, jumping off a plane! Yah! I agree, make plans and turn your dreams into reality.

  3. shadow says:

    I find the weekend too short especially in summer rime. Beside gardening which I love. I do a lot walking along the river together with my friend or climbing the nearby hills.

    • Frances says:

      I had a rather hard time chooisng just one type of physician I would want to work for. So many of them fascinate me, and with me not really going into any medical field other than support, I never gave this any thought in the past. After reading the list, I am more favorable of working for a neonatologist. It is difficult to think about how neonatologist physicians sometimes have the most difficult job in the world, but I can only imagine how amazing it would be to be a part of saving a baby’s life. I had a coworker once whose baby was born at 36 weeks, and her baby had a lot of heart and lung problems. There were concerns about whether or not they would ever fully develop once she had him, but after many months in the NICU, and many scares that happened during it, the doctors were able to save him and he is now a very healthy 5 year old. It is because of that I have a higher interest in the neonatologist field.I hate to say which type of physician I would care less to work for, and it is because I worry that many will take it the wrong way. When I was 16, I used to help my mom at an assisted living home as a caregiver. We would get to work at 7:00 A.M. every morning to prepare breakfast for four of the elderly men and women that we were caring for. We would then make sure that all bedding was changed, rooms were cleaned, meals were prepared, and appointments were handled. We worked 12 hour days, and they were always grueling. The owner of the home made sure that everyone had their medicine and made it to their doctor appointments on time. However, she was more worried about getting paid for her services than actually helping the elderly. She would yell at them if they did something wrong, and even call them terrible names. My mom reported her and we both quit our job, but it has always left a sting in my heart since then. It is because of my experience with that situation that I do not think I could ever work for a gerontologist. I know that the situations would be much different, but ever since my experience with caring for elderly individuals it is very hard for me to think about assisting a physician in geriatrics because I worry that someone else might treat the elderly in the same way the owner of the home did. I am a firm believer that the elderly deserve the ultimate care and comfort when going through any treatment and aging in general, but I do not think I could ever work in that environment again.

  4. shadow says:

    For a long time I had a passion for windsurfing and rafting, later I loved gardening. Today I have a psssion for phtography, its less demanding. Although I still love gardening and I spend a lot of time in the garden.

    Visiting art galleries and exhibitions is another passion.

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