My summer hobby is gardening, and trying to live more "organically".
We are learning as we go - I remember the first garden we planted and how the kids loved the taste of
fresh vegetables. They asked for salad for dinner, and we were hooked. ;-)
I haven't had as much luck
with flowers or houseplants, but for now that's on my future to-do list.
"winter" hobby is genealogy. I call it my winter hobby because I have
more time then, and I don't enjoy the cold as much as the kids! I've
discovered it is fun and addictive. I've "met" many wonderful relatives
online and also enjoyed the history reminders and learning about how
people lived their lives during different time periods. My favorite thing is discovering old pictures I never knew existed, being able to put a face to a name I'd only seen written or stories heard.
I also enjoy learning about health, medicine, and alternative
healing. Several years ago I was in a car accident which left me with
fibromyalgia. At the time, I had never heard of it, and no one could
tell me why I was in pain and exhausted all of the time. Like so many
others, that began my "education" and journey. I now appreciate how the mind and body are connected and how our whole body works together,
not just as separate parts that can be treated independently. I also have
realized the huge number of people walking around in pain and with chronic issues that are interfering with enjoying life and reaching their
potential. I have a strong desire to help in this area so I'm always reading and learning - eventually I will put some pages together that will be helpful, as I learn myself and from others.
I am truly a glass-half-full kind of person, and I believe
things that happen for a reason, leading to doors we wouldn't have even