Monthly Archives: July 2022

Your Jam

Passion is the energy that keeps us going, that keeps us filled with excitement and anticipation. 

“Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” Jon Bon Jovi

Each new year brings new questions to be embraced, and loved. 

I’m excited about finding answers to those questions. 

Now that my son is a teenager about to start college in August, busy with his life, the newfound me time is here.  

I’m still a long way from retirement, and nothing but me time, but there are so many things I discovered or rediscovered in the past couple of years. I have more time to write, more time to read, to remodel and redecorate.

I rediscovered photography. 

My husband and I are going to take a road trip – just the two of us for the first time in forever.

I have more time for fitness. 

That brings me to Zumba. 

I’ve started taking Zumba classes a couple of months ago, because at this point in my life I need my exercise routine to be fun not a chore.  If exercise is work, I won’t stick with it for long. 

And that’s what I found. Fun. An instructor and a group of people ready to have one hour of dancing fun. (sorry about photo quality. It’s apparently not easy to take pics of moving people)

So, what is your jam (as my son calls it) – your passion, or skill applied to passion.

What did you discover or rediscover you like to do more of?

Color and Joy

Have you ever associated color with joy? Have you noticed that certain colors – or combinations of colors – make you feel naturally happy?

Moreover, have you noticed a correlation between color appreciation and age?

I remember walking the paseos around the neighboorhood with my mom, and she would stop and admire certain colors in flowers, trees. She’d want to talk about it. I didn’t see the point in talking about plants back then, and just wanted to keep going.

A decade later, I find myself rediscovering colors and the joy they bring into my life. I caught myself mentioning the striking blue color of the sky to my son the other day on our drive someplace. All I got back was a umhh, his attention on his phone.

Color. Joy.

There is endless color around us; and it has the power to bring us so much joy. To elicit positive emotion.

Take a moment to look at your surroundings right now.

What color do you see? How does it make you feel?

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