Throughout the month of December, I’ll be writing a post a day for the fabulous project Reverb 12.  It’s an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s wrapping up and using the fruits of that reflection to shape the year ahead – in other words, exactly the kind of thing I love to think about!  So, without further ado, here’s today’s prompt.

Unexpected Passion:  What new hobby or interest piqued your passion this year?  Or did you think about an old passion in a new way?

Growing things.  Growing food, more specifically.  I’ve been enjoying turning our yard into an enormous vegetable plot, one raised ed at a time.  It feels magnificent to shepherd plants from seed to table – time outdoors, hard physical work, DELICIOUSNESS…so many things to love about it.

I’ve rekindled my love of art/music/literature, too.  I put it aside after a breakup several years ago, but have come to enjoy these things on my own terms and in my own way.  I hadn’t realized how big a hole it was, but it sure is nice to be doing/reading/listening to those things again.

How about you?  A new handlebar mustache? Putting a bird on it? Raising chickens?  What’s been bringing you joy?