People tell me constantly that I have too much on my plate, that I do way too many things. When do I have time for myself? And I always answer: ‘This is my time for myself’ They look at me like I’m crazy, and maybe I am. I do wear myself down, but I don’t regret a single thing. Mark Twain said: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” That’s what I try to do in my life. If something interests me I’ll explore it. Knitting, sewing, acting, writing, singing, figure skating, soccer, dancing, photography… I’ve dabbled in it all, and dove deep into some because it makes me happy. A lot of these things were on my own. I even traveled halfway across the country by myself just so I could learn alongside complete strangers about a passion of mine. And it was so worth it. Through all the experimentation I’ve found out who I am. Where my passions lie and how to take chances. Someday I won’t have the opportunity or ability to be so curious, and I refuse to regret. I have a safe harbor. My husband and my family who love and support me through all of my mini obsessions and the ones that stick. My husband especially. He’s always there to hold on to those bowlines when he can’t be on board with me. And for that, I love him. So here I am, my passion for blogging in hand, trying desperately to flag down a ship to a new adventure. A new adventure to a place where I can learn and meet others who share my love for the written word. Others who have stories to tell and talents to share. Here’s hoping she stops in my port. Written by Briana Gardell. Briana writes over at Wake Up, Juliet , where she shares her passions for family, pets, photography and other current obsessions. Currently you can follow along as she follows her passion for photography by starting up a part-time business. You can follow the micro-moments in her life on Twitter @wakeupjuliet .