When I was a student at Bethany College of Missions I worked in the admissions office. While there, I stumbled upon a hidden passion I didn't even know I had. I fell in love with Graphic Design. Fell head over heels in love, actually.
I was able to excercise my new found talent in small ways, revamping documents and admissions materials. I loved the emphasis on detail, the motivation for intricate perfection, and the satisfaction of an attractive completed design.
Since then, I have had very little opportunity to expose myself to designing. Marriage and then motherhood became my main gigs. But the dream never completely disappeared.
Now that Peyton is growing and I'm remembering me again... The me apart from pregnancy. The me apart from motherhood, the me as I am deep inside... I realize that this passion is still very forefront. It's a useful passion, admittedly. There is so much demand in today's society. It is also very competitive. But I can't shake this dream from my heart.
It is perhaps a long-off vision. But it's one that I hope to pursue one day. One day when I have a little me time again. Perhaps an online degree? Perhaps an investment in some resources (software, books, etc). What's great about it, is it's something I can pursue from home. Being immersed in our ministry right now, I'm not sure how close at hand this vision is. But, hey, a girl can dream, right?
What's your dream? What is your secret passion that you want to pursue for you? I don't want this post to sound self centered. But in all seriousness, what do you wish you could do? If you were to take a little time and do something to better yourself, for yourself?