What Are You Passionate About?

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  1. MysticRealm

    MysticRealm Senior Member

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    I can be a bit like this too. Sometimes I can get really excited for something, but a lot of the times I like things, and like to do them, but I can be super lazy and drag my feet.

    That being said, my passion is dogs. At a time it was horses when I was younger. I used to spend hours and hours at the barn. Whole days, riding 6 times a week for up to 2 hours for 'regular rides'. But slowly that dwindled. I still love horses and you had those great rides jumping high. and slowly my laziness took over and I rode less and less, till I finally sold my horse cause the cost of his upkeep and care was too much to spend when I rode so little.
    Like I said now it's dogs. I can still be lazy with that. I should do even a bit of training everyday and I don't. I should spend more time playing and being with them than I spend on my computer or watching tv. But I love my dogs and cuddling with them and taking training classes with them and showing my own boy and hoping to eventual compete in performance events with all of them.
    This is something I do want to work on. I think a lot of it needs to start with diet and exercise to lose some excess weight and feel healthier and have more energy. I also need to force myself to get out and just do it cause I usually love it once I'm doing it. I definitely like to have things more structured. I like having classes and then being able to work on what the instructor tells me to work on. I'm not as good about finding things to work on on my own.
     
  2. chy3792

    chy3792 Senior Member

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    Besides God and my family I would say my passions are Agriculture, Horses, and Livestock. So basically just all things agriculture.
     
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  3. CowCatcher

    CowCatcher Senior Member

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    I consider myself very fortunate as all my passions are connected and what I do everyday.

    I love cowhorses, cows and working dogs.

    I won't even complain that two days ago I was chipping ice out of my hay grinder in -20 F for two hours so I could get cows fed. Or today I'm going to be in freezing rain "irrigating" so my stack yard doesn't flood.
    I love being able to use my dogs and horses and make good ones by work.
     
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  4. Peanut Palomino

    Peanut Palomino Senior Member

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    Family. I didn't realize how important family really is until I joined the military. I've been away for almost 6 years and have missed almost every holiday. It's just not worth it. I'll never live so far from family ever again.
     
  5. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    Horses of course


    Taxidermy

    Breeding and eating rabbits (and sheep some day)

    Hunting
     
  6. equinitis

    equinitis Senior Member

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    Hmmm. The order changes according to events but:
    Family, animals, my job (believe it or not!), my many hobbies that change with the wind; cooking, reading, shooting and firearms, crocheting, drawing, engraving, gardening and my house plants, sewing.

    I like to be busy I guess!

    @lucky_pine, I feel like we could be friends with the firearms penchant!
     
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  7. StarPattern

    StarPattern Senior Member

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    Oh gosh. My ex used to use this as constant ammunition against me, but I am SO passionate about saddle restoration and proper care of leather. I'll talk about it as long as someone will listen. My current boyfriend will just sit and listen to me ramble about it, smile and say, "god, you're adorable when you talk about things I know nothing about".

    Also, various nerd hobbies such as website and graphic design.

    And most recently, the baseboards in my house. I clean and paint those suckers obsessively. Just the other day, I took wood filler to the "dog hair catching" bevels on the bottom of them. It took me an entire weekend to fill, sand and paint them... but think of all the time I'll save NOT cleaning dog hair off them!
     
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  8. Breezah

    Breezah Senior Member

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    So, when are you coming to my house to paint my baseboards? Those things need to see some serious love, love which I am not capable of providing. :rofl:
     
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  9. StarPattern

    StarPattern Senior Member

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    Don't even joke, because I would. Last night, I scrubbed my floors on my hands and knees and used a knife to swipe the dust out from under my baseboards. I've been doing a lot of home renos and the dust from it settled into all the cracks on my hardwood floors, so I was using windex and a toothpick to clean every single groove.

    Pro-tip -- A bit of windex in mop water makes your dark hardwood streak free. I found this out by accident.
     
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  10. CheyAut

    CheyAut Senior Member

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    I think you have a problem LOL!!! ;)
     

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