Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I have all my irons in the fire, so to speak. There are a lot of different things that interest me. People tell me to pick one and stick to that, but that is something I just can’t do. I like to spend time with all my hobbies. My way of thinking is, if you enjoy it why deprive yourself of the pleasure of doing it. Though I didn’t get to do them all as much as I would like, I wouldn’t give up any of them.
Presently, I am working on getting my genealogy certificate. I have been a hobby genealogist for over 20 years, and I finally decided to take the time to take the next step. My hope is to eventually get my lecturer certificate and teach about something I love to do.
Last year I also started a home bakery and began selling at the local farmer’s market. Sitting at the market and becoming friends with the vendors and customers has been very uplifting. I enjoy making people happy through my baking. Baking is a passion of mine. What isn’t a passion? Dishes! I have always hated doing dishes. I thought it would change when I moved away from home and got a dishwasher, but now I find I hate loading and unloading them. Cam is always bemoaning the fact that the dishes are piled high on the counter. I told him to blame my artistic nature, it doesn’t promote cleaning. At least, that’s what my nineteen year old keeps telling me.
If all that doesn’t make me busy enough, we have the farm, 6 kids and full time jobs. Some say I’m a gluten for punishment but I see it all as tied together. We work to pay the bills and feed and house the kids. Doing genealogy is my quiet time. Baking is my passion, and farming is a means to get back to our roots.
I maybe busy everyday, but my life is full. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.