The Passions I Pursue

The Passions I Pursue

Hey guys! ❤ I hope that you’re having a beautiful week 🙂 There have been many different post ideas on my heart recently, so I’ve been slowly narrowing them down to which ones should be written when. For today, I’d love to share a bit of a more personal post (which I do most of the time anyway, haha), where I’ll be sharing some thoughts I’ve been having when it comes to how and where I spend my time and energy. ❤ I hope you enjoy!

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Over the past year or so, I have been doing a lot of soul-searching. With my eighteenth birthday less than a month away (which I think is crazy!), I’ve been thinking and praying about my future so much that it has consumed me at times.

I’ve attempted to think so far ahead that I’ve eventually stress myself out beyond repair … which is why I’m desiring to come up with better ways to do this.

I have less than one semester left of my senior year, and it is going really well. Staying determined to get that schoolwork done fills my weekday mornings and afternoons, which still leaves many hours that I wish to fill participating in hobbies and activities that matter.

And what about this summer? With my graduation just around the corner, I don’t want to get whirled into a pattern of un-productivity … so I have been organizing my priorities and picking them carefully.

There are few things I love more than a productive day! Whether I help out with taking care of my family, make progress on projects that will take a long time to actually complete, or continue pursuing a hobby that makes me really happy, I love dedicating time to getting things done, in many shapes and forms.

Today, I am praying over the main passions I have had for a very long time – ones that I know I’ll pursue in the years to come. Among them are writing, linguistics, organization, and laughter. (Yes, it’s honestly a hobby of mine! I love making others laugh.) Sometimes, I even wonder if exploration is a passion of mine, too, for my limitless interest in the world around me, both in learning new things and traveling to new places, is something that truly adds to my life.

I don’t know much about what my future holds at the moment … but I did realize something last night. Not only am I close friends with the One Who holds my future, but I’m also blessed to be able to live in and completely focus on the present.

If I was daily consumed by what is to come, it would be impossible for me to flourish here now. ❤

Throughout 2018, it would bless me if you’d like to follow along on my journey into adulthood! I’m taking everything in stride, praying over situations I need answers to, and doing my best to always put my trust in my Heavenly Father, Who holds my life in His loving hands. ❤ Thanks for reading!

What are YOU focusing on this year?

— Maggie

40 thoughts on “The Passions I Pursue

  1. This was me before my high school graduation last year. I totally relate. Even as my freshman year of college comes to a close, I find myself once again wrestling with where I am in life. Contentment can honestly be so difficult to grasp.

    As you probably know from my blog, I am a HUGE dog lover and still desperately want to pursue something with dogs (not a vet though– not a huge fan of the medical world). However, God has placed me in studying Communications. While I am enjoying school, it has definitely been a constant battle for me.

    I love how you say, “If I was daily consumed by what is to come, it would be impossible for me to flourish here now.” This is something I really needed to hear today. ❤

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    1. It’s reassuring to know you’ve been able to relate! ❤ Definitely, and I’m not sure why. I guess it’s because we want to be sure we’re headed in the right direction. 🙂

      That is interesting!! I’m sure He will use that for His glory, Faye. ❤

      Aw thank you! Saying that really helped me, as well. xxx

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  2. That’s so beautiful !! Have been known you from almost an year !!you are hard working and full of enthusiasm!!
    I suppose hobbies should be pursued along with the other activities !! Pursue your passion, projects and spend time with family along with hobbies !!
    I am very excited how and what will you do

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  3. This post is so positive and nice! 😀 The fact that you like making people laugh is such a wonderful thing. There should be more people like you out there! I love the quote that you shared, it’s so inspirational! ❤
    Recently I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do in the future too! I'm still very confused though – but I guess it's a normal thing at this age. Reading this made me think of my own passions – so thank you for that, haha!
    Thanks for sharing, Maggie! 😀 ❤

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    1. Aww thank you, Oxria!! ❤ You are so sweet, I really appreciate it 🙂
      It’s definitely a good thing to do! Having a general idea of where we wish to go and what we want to achieve is a great thing. Haha no problem, that’s awesome!
      You’re very welcome! 😀 ❤

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  4. Gurl I feel ya! I’ve been stressing myself out probably unnecessarily as its senior year for me too. But I’m determined to make use of my time well especially this summer and be as productive as possible. Best of luck in everything and praying for u☺xxx

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  5. It’s great to hear how you’re getting along, Maggie! I’ve been working on setting my priorities right too, which is why you haven’t seen me rather active lately. I need to study harder, read the Bible more carefully, pray more, strengthen some weaknesses, and achieve some other stuff. Because I’m turning 14 this year, I suddenly feel very old (well, not really) and I have huge exams coming up in about 2 years time!! O.O The next few years are going to be slightly tougher and less chill but with the Lord leading me, I’ll be okay 🙂

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  6. I love that quote ‘If I was daily consumed by what is to come, it would be impossible for me to flourish here now’. It’s so crazy to think that we are both turning 18 this year too! I hope you have a wonderful birthday when it roles around. Xx

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  7. Yes!! So glad to hear that you are doing well 🙂 It sounds easy, but being able to be at peace during the present and excited about an untold future is hard! It’s something that I’ve been struggling (and continue to) with. You’re so young, yet so smart. Keep up the good work!

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